full term pregnancy

Are My Eggs too Old?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am a 43-year-old female with a past history of 2 miscarriages. I have had a FTNSVD when I was 26. I had my first miscarriage when I was 42, and it was a blighted ovum. The second miscarriage this year, it was twins. They had low heart rate. They passed, one at 6.5 weeks the other at 7.5 weeks. I decided to have a D&C this last time.

My doctor said it was "probably due to old eggs." I really have a desire to have another baby. Would it be very risky if I were to try again? Is there any chance that I could have a full-term pregnancy?