A woman is born with all the eggs she is going to have in her lifetime. Her eggs age with her, decreasing in quality and quantity. This is why age is the single most important factor affecting a woman’s fertility. While good health improves the chance of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby, it does not override the effects of age on a woman’s fertility.
How does age affect fertility?
A woman’s peak reproductive years are between the late teens and late 20s. By age 30 years, fertility (the ability to get pregnant) starts to decline. This decline becomes more rapid once you reach your mid 30s. By age 45 years, fertility has declined so much that getting pregnant naturally is unlikely for most women.
How does Aging Affect Human Eggs (Oocytes)?
The cytoplasmic fluid within the egg contains many tiny organelles along with microtubules collectively known as the cytoskeleton which control critical internal motion and alignment. Certain organelles, like the mitochondria, are the energy powerhouses of the oocyte and are essential for normal egg function.
What is a reproductive life plan?
All women should think about whether they would like to have children and, if so, when to have them. This is called a reproductive life plan. If you would like to have children someday, your ob-gyn or other health care professional can help you develop your reproductive life plan.
Can a woman older than 35 years have a healthy pregnancy?
Yes. Despite the challenges, many women older than 35 years can have healthy pregnancies and babies. Seeing a health care professional before pregnancy and receiving good prenatal care during pregnancy are key.
Should I have an infertility evaluation?
If you are older than 35 years and have not gotten pregnant after 6 months of having regular sexual intercourse without using any form of birth control, talk with your ob-gyn or other health care professional about an infertility evaluation. If you are older than 40 years, an evaluation is recommended with the best IVF doctor in Delhi. This advice is especially true if you have a problem that could affect fertility, such as endometriosis.
What happens during an infertility evaluation?
During an infertility evaluation, you have physical exams and tests to try to find the cause of infertility. Treatment may be possible, if a cause found. In many cases, infertility can be successfully treated even if no cause is found. But the chances of success with these treatments decrease with age. For best result see the best IVF doctors in Delhi.
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