For each year that motherhood is delayed, the chances of getting pregnant are reduced by 5%. The current changes in lifestyles, work situation or economic uncertainty are some of the factors that have caused many couples have delayed the idea of being parents. In fact, the average age of women who
For each year that motherhood is delayed, the chances of getting pregnant are reduced by 5%. The current changes in lifestyles, work situation or economic uncertainty are some of the factors that have caused many couples have delayed the idea of being parents.
In fact, the average age of women who come to assisted reproduction clinics to ask for help from experts in their search for the desired pregnancy has increased in recent years and is currently around 37, older than which is recommended to plan the first pregnancy, which is usually between 28 and 32 years.
Pregnancy in women over 35 years old
And that is that age is one of the most important factors and that most influence when it comes to achieving pregnancy. From the age of 35, the ovarian reserve goes down and the ovules get older, so they can also suffer genetic problems. That is why it is very important that couples who want to be parents and have a child naturally know how age can influence the process; the older they are, the more difficult they will be to conceive it and the higher the risks that can appear during pregnancy.
Experts estimate that for each year that motherhood is delayed, the chances of getting pregnant are reduced by 5%, and beyond 40 years, the probability is very low, since each time the eggs are more scarce. For this reason, it is essential to make the population aware that the time factor is the key to reproduction, since it limits the success of the expected results. Thus, over 43 years, gestating a child with own oocytes is really difficult, so we must resort to donor eggs that can then be fertilized either with sperm from the husband, or by another donor.
Along with age, there are other factors that also influence the search for the child, such as those related to lifestyles, which can cause complications in the process of parenting. Being overweight, being a smoker, drinking alcohol or eating an unbalanced diet may have adverse effects on fertility.
But it does not mean that beyond the age of 35 it is not possible for a couple to fulfill their desire to be parents. Currently, advances in assisted reproduction and increasingly advanced techniques are causing the success rates of interventions to rise.
In fact, there are also fertility preservation techniques if you do not see the current moment as the one suitable for fatherhood, but you want to have a child in the future. Through them, the possibilities arise that, later on, the desire to achieve the long-awaited pregnancy will be fulfilled.