OH YES - you most definitely can
My Grandmother had 2 children during peri. consequently I have an Aunty and Uncle same age as myself and younger. She had these at 40 and 42 and was post menopausal by 43 - everything finished. Doesn't recall menopause being any problems. Maybe that is a benefit of late preganancy. Sure wouldn't want to try it out. Maybe she was just too tired and busy . . . . and there was one 2 years prior to those two, plus others before Eight children in all.
My our grandmothers were made of tough stuff. She is still going and turns 88 on Sunday....
(My mother also finished with her periods at 43 - but had hot flushes for 15 years