Age of father

    by hay1234      .      18 Jun 2018

    Hi some advice

    Does the age of the father matter,
    Im 39 and my donor is 48. Had a miscarriage recently and wondered if our ages were incompatible?

    7 Replies

    hay1234 on 18 Jun 2018

    Hi some advice

    Does the age of the father matter,
    Im 39 and my donor is 48. Had a miscarriage recently and wondered if our ages were incompatible?

    richy23 on 20 Jun 2018

    think its more to do with they sperm count ive had tests done and got very good sperm count hope that helps you x

    richy23 on 20 Jun 2018

    it shudnt matter

    bigsteve on 21 Jun 2018

    No, I don’t think age is the issue. If he is biologically healthy, it won’t make a difference if he’s older. There are many other factors that could cause a miscarriage (and miscarriages are not too uncommon, my cousin had two in her early thirties with her younger husband, but also 2 healthy children).

    Look for factors such as your diet and exercise (if you haven’t already). Cut out as many processed foods as possible, some women stop caffeine and alcohol though in moderation, these are fine), exercise moderately.

    Has your donor already fathered children? Your post is rather vague on details of anything else. :-)

    Pansperm on 05 Aug 2018

    My first time to donate but I'm willing to help .

    Dlondon on 24 Nov 2018

    The risk of miscarriage is far more about the age and health of the woman then the man.
    I don't know if we're allowed to link to any websites on here - but you can easily search for things online such as "Insufficient vitamin D linked to miscarriage"

    I've read studies that say women that are pregnant or breastfeeding should be taking at least 6000 IU of Vitamin D per day for it to reach the baby.

    I just looked up the ingredients of one of the UK's most popular pregnancy supplement and it only provides 400 IU of Vitamin D per day. So huge difference between 400 IU and 6,000 IU

    As well as increased ricks of miscarriage, there are many studies showing babies born to women with low Vitamin D more likely to have health problems like Diabetes, MS, etc

    Don't rely on a medical doctor to know anything about nutrition - we have doctors in our family and they and many other doctors have told me the same exact thing - that in all those years of medical school all they get is a single 3 hour or half a day lesson on nutrition.

    hay1234 on 03 Feb 2019

    can anyone help me , want to start trying in 2 wks time, near bathx

    MrMoog on 19 Feb 2019

    There's a large number of factors not just age. Sperm count / health. Your own health ect

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