Causes -Age -Treatment

Age can be a factor when it comes to getting pregnant. Here are some facts about aging and fertility:

  • A woman’s fertility is at its peak in her 20s. 
  • Fertility begins to decrease in a woman’s 30s, with about 40 percent of women getting pregnant in the first year. 
  • The chance of pregnancy drops to 35 percent by 35 years old.

Treatments can help
If you are trying to get pregnant after 35, there are steps you can take to improve your chances of pregnancy success. Some treatments for age-related infertility include the following:

Fertility treatment success rates
If you are trying to get pregnant after age 35, be aware that age does affect the success rates of most fertility treatments. Your fertility doctor should be able to give you an idea on how successful each treatment option will be based on your age and your health history. 

Consult with a specialist
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommends that women over 35 consult a specialist after 6 months of having unprotected, well-timed intercourse with no success. If you are over 40, seek help immediately because of the link between fertility and age.