Hi. I had my implanon put in September 2012. I had it removed in January 2015. My husband and I are trying to conceive for our last child. When I had it removed my doctor told me I should start my period within the weekend. I didn't start, so I thought there was a possibility I was pregnant already but 2 weeks later I started. I've had a period regularly since then and have had no luck getting pregnant! My husband and I have unprotected intercourse almost every day and I have a calendar to keep track of my ovulation. Could I be counting wrong? Can the implant affect my fertility for good?
A study in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility confirms Johnson's point. Researchers found that 40-year-old women treated for infertility had a 25 percent chance of getting pregnant using their own eggs. But by age 43 that number dropped to 10 percent, and by 44 it had plummeted to percent. Among women who did get pregnant, the miscarriage rate was 24 percent for 40-year-olds, 38 percent for 43-year-olds, and 54 percent for 44-year-olds.
Fertility expert James Goldfarb says that during his 30 years in the field, he has never seen a woman get pregnant with her own eggs after age 46. "It's like buying a lottery ticket," he says. "Yes, someone wins every once in a while, but you shouldn't bank on it."