The meaning of menopause actually implies the shutting down of the fertility period of women, while pregnancy implies fertility at its height. Can menopause and pregnancy co-exist? Can pregnancy happen during this time? Surprisingly, the answer is ‘yes’. There is a high probability of getting pregnant during the initial stages of menopause. This is because the ovaries will not stop producing eggs in one instant. It will do so gradually and it will have intermittent periods of off-and-on.
Now if you think it is off and do not take any precaution, then during that time you can definitely get pregnant! Since menopause is a long drawn out process, lasting anywhere from two to ten years, it is wise to keep taking precautions if you are leading a sexually active life and do not want pregnancy to occur. If you are among those who want to take the chance, please rest assured that this is as good a time as any to get pregnant.
Menopause and pregnancy result in large complications
Let us suppose that you have become pregnant during menopause. You need to be aware that menopause and pregnancy is not a very good idea. This is because, menopause has a number of drawbacks among which is reducing the bone density in women, aggravating circulations problems, and many other such ailments which will be further aggravated by the pregnancy. These all along with the advancing age, which drastically reduces the elasticity of the body (also a side effect of menopause), will prove to make a pregnancy period a very challenging task.
This is not to scare you away from pregnancy. Having a baby is one of the most beautiful gifts a woman has and many women revel in such a ‘last gift’ form Mother Nature. However, it is good to be aware that this would be a very difficult time and a time where you will need to take all the precautions possible to maintain good health for yourself and the coming baby.
Menopause and pregnancy - are there solutions for ensuring safety?
It is true that there are a lot of risks involved in a pregnancy during menopause. However, I know from personal experience that the ensuing child will be held dearer for it. Thankfully, modern science has sufficient ammunition in its arsenal to make the journey as uneventful as possible. The most common precautionary treatment would be HRT to combat any possible risks, and the constant attention of a senior medical practitioner. “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst!” is a good saying to follow at this time.