Women’s fertility declines after about 27 years of age. By this time, the woman had lost a lot of eggs through menstruation and natural wear. The European study from 2002 concluded that the odds of pregnancy is twice as high for women under 27 years, compared to women older than 35 years. Aging causes a change in patterns of ovulation, reducing the number of eggs, and increases the chance of medical and gynecological conditions (such as endometriosis or high blood pressure), which can impair conception and / or pregnancy.
Experts agree that the best twentieth optimal age for a woman to get pregnant. Contrary to what many people believe, age affects fertility in men. Sperm count declines as men age. And although men can become fathers in old age, the risk that a child is born with chromosomal disorders, especially with Down syndrome increases after age 35. For men, just like women.
After 40 years, more than one-third of pregnancies end in miscarriage. If you are younger than 35 years, most gynecologists will not referred to a specialist for infertility treatment as long as you are not trying to get pregnant for at least a year. Approximately one out of 1,400 births of mothers in their twenties has Down syndrome, and the risk increases to about one in 100 children if the mother is in her forties.
As a society, as a whole later and later to decide for kids. The average age at which women decide for the first child increased from 26 to 29.4 years in the last ten years. While our parents began their family in their early twenties, times have changed.
Women are actually born with all the oocytes she will ever have in their ovaries. While it’s almost a million at birth, due to natural atrophy that number has already been reduced to about 300,000 by the beginning of puberty. This means a significant difference because men produce sperm throughout life.
Although there are many benefits of pregnancy later in life, such as career advancement, financial stability and life experience, many women do not realize that this means that it will not so easily get pregnant.
Statistically, twenty-year has approximately 20 to 25% chance of getting pregnant during each menstrual cycle. After age 25, fertility begins to decline gradually, and the chances of conception each cycle is reduced, and at the age of 35 years are 10% less. After 35 years of fertility declines faster because there are fewer good quality eggs in the ovaries and hormonal and reproductive conditions become less favorable. However, many women fail to become pregnant and carry a healthy pregnancy in the forties.
Regardless of the statistics, the best advice that you can listen to whatever the year to relax, have regular sexual intercourse, eating a well-balanced diet, getting proper exercise, and avoiding cigarettes and alcohol.