You might have heard of the time when your parents told you to get a baby early because growing age can cause some hormonal troubles. Women have to conceive before 35 years to avoid complications. A lot depends on growing age when it is about a child. Nowadays, due to hectic work culture and unhealthy lifestyles, more people are delaying having children until their late 30s or 40s.
But, with growing age, your ovaries and eggs inside are getting old as well. You won’t feel or see those changes but they happen a lot faster than you think. The peak year for a woman to have a child is between her late teens and late 20s. But by the time, you reach the 30 benchmark fertility starts to decline, resulting in infertility issues. This decline also happens a lot faster once you reach the mid-30s range. By the time you reach 45, fertility gets declined so much that naturally conceiving a child becomes a tedious task.
How age affects eggs:
Every woman begins her life with a certain number of fixed eggs in her ovaries. This number of eggs decreases with growing age. Furthermore, the remaining eggs will have abnormal chromosomes. With growing age, you will also start to develop health issues, which can result in infertility. Some such examples are endometriosis and uterine fibroids. So, it is quite natural for people to conceive when the time feels right.
Chances of getting pregnant with growing age:
For those healthy couples in their late 20s and early 30s, the chances of conceiving will be 1 out of 4 people in a single menstrual cycle. By the time you reach 40, only 1 out of 10 women might have a chance to get pregnant naturally per menstrual cycle. Not just women, but even a man’s fertility rate starts to decrease with older age. However, it is not sure how much it will affect the whole pregnancy journey.
When to get an infertility evaluation:
Once you have crossed the 35 years benchmark and have not gotten pregnant even after 6 months of regular sex without using birth control that’s a tell-tale sign of consulting a doctor. You need to get your infertility evaluation checked. If you are older than 40 years, it is recommended to get an evaluation done even before you are trying to conceive a child. This advice is most important in case you have an issue that might affect your fertility rate like endometriosis.
What takes place during the evaluation?
During a proper evaluation under esteemed doctors, you need to go through some physical tests and examinations to understand the cause of infertility. Once a cause has been determined, finding the right treatment plan to resolve it won’t be an issue. In most cases, you can successfully treat infertility even when no cause is found.
However, such treatment chances will decline with growing age. Once you have a reputed doctor to handle your case, you will be in good hands. Trying out IVF treatment plans or IUI or ICSI seems to be the most favourable option to conceive a child.
Possible risks of getting pregnant with older age:
If you get pregnant at an older age, then you have chances of getting into complications. However, these risks won’t increase at the same time. Some risks won’t increase until you have reached the age bracket of 40 or older. In case you get pregnant in your mid or late 40s, you have a higher chance of preeclampsia. Even the life of a fetus will be in danger if you get pregnant at an older age.
Help from Femmenest IVF:
The team from Femmenest IVF Clinic is well-versed in treating pregnant women in their late 30s or early 40s. So, if age is not in your favour and still you want to conceive a child, we have all the possible treatment plans awaiting you. Just make sure to get in touch with us ASAP and book an online consultation with us. Send us a message and we will get back to you.