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What You Need to Know About Fertility After 35

June 25, 2017
Emma Holt

A woman’s fertility gradually starts to decline around age 27 and drops off dramatically after 35. By age 30, chances of miscarriage has risen to 20%. These are some scary statistics for those of you trying to have a baby in your mid thirties. It’s important to be aware of the decline your ability to conceive a healthy pregnancy and realize that you may need some help along the way.

This has nothing to do with your lifestyle and you’re not to blame for fertility fail, it’s a way of life. Eggs are naturally more fragile than they were even just a few years before. Although, you’re more vulnerable to facing health problems as you get older such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure that can affect your chances of getting pregnant. When older moms do conceive, their babies have a higher chance of having a birth defect such as Down Syndrome.

This isn’t true for every woman though. Women in their 20’s may struggle for years whereas it could be smooth sailing for a woman in her 40’s. However, if you know you want a family, it’s best to start trying by your early 30’s. If you aren’t at that point in your life where you’re comfortable to raise a baby, then take there are necessary steps you could take as a precaution. Maintain good health and even freeze your eggs to increase your odds when you are ready to take that step.

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