How long before I get pregnant?

Hello. I'm now 40 and thinking of having a baby. I've always got pregnant before easily, but I'm wondering how long I have to naturally get pregnant. Thanks

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Your age is the most important factor affecting your chance of conceiving. This is largely due to a decline in the quality of eggs produced over the age of 40. My advice to you would be to test for your level of a hormone called AMH ( Anti-Müllerian Hormone) as this will give you an idea of your fertility and chance of conceiving naturally. AMH is a simple blood test and can be done at any time of the menstrual cycle.