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Q&A: Could I Be Pregnant at 55?

by Anne Sommers, Licensed Midwife | 1 Comments

Q I am a 55 year-old female who has her period once a year. I have not been involved in a relationship with my husband for over 7 years, but presently involved in a relationship. I noticed lactose from my breasts. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

A Though it is possible for you to get pregnant at 55, it is not probable. Sexual activity stimulates the body into functioning better and you may experience a return of your periods, more regularly than once a year. However, I will surmise that your lactating breasts could be because of more sexual activity, and attention, if you will, to your breasts. Or perhaps you recently became a grandmother, or have babies around you. I recently had a grandmother confide in me that when her grandchild was born, she began lactating. What a surprise. Don't feel guilty or odd. It happens. Finally though, because of liability, I must advise you have this checked out by a physician. Best wishes on this.

Best wishes
Anne Sommers

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Anne Sommers, LM is a Licensed Midwife in Southern California and founder of Agape Perinatal Consultation & Birthing Services. Anne has attended and personally delivered hundreds of beautiful bouncing babies in some very wonderful and natural settings -- like in the water! She has appeared on various Southern California radio and cable television shows, talked to birth organizations, was editor for several child birth publications and was the owner, editor and publisher of "Mom" Magazine, a quarterly publication in circulation for over seven years. She completed Seattle Midwifery School's Challenge Process and the NARM exam (supervised by the California Medical Board) qualifying her for midwifery licensure. Anne actually made history as noted in the Orange County Register for being one of Southern California's first Licensed Midwives. She is also the mother of two children, born at home, with the attendance of midwives. The Baby Corner The Baby Corner - The Magazine for Expecting & New Parents

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emily Feb 14, 2010 03:04:56 AM ET

If i were 3 months pregnant or more, could it be undetected in a pelvic exam?

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