I am 47 years old, can I get pregnant?

I am married to a younger man who has no children of his own. I am 47 years old and have been trying for a baby for the past 4 years. I've had 3 miscarriages and now my periods seems to be irregular. What are my chances of getting pregnant and carrying it out full term. Thank you

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Usually reduced egg quality and chromosomal abnormalities are the cause of recurrent miscarriage.  At the age of 47 having a live birth using your own eggs is remote. I would advise you to consider using donated eggs which would give you the best chance of having a baby.