Age effects fertility Age effects fertility

Many women these days postpone settling down with a partner and getting pregnant until after the age of 30. Years of climbing the career ladder and delaying marriage find many women trying to get pregnant for the first time after age 35.

Pregnancy after 35
This leaves some women with a problem. Age-related infertility is an increasing issue for women who delay getting pregnant until their mid-30s or later. For women, the chances of getting pregnant decrease by age 35 and decline dramatically at age 40 and beyond.

Men and age-related infertility
Men are a bit more fortunate when it comes to fertility and aging. Age does not seem to impact male fertility as much as it affects women. However, some health problems and lifestyle choices can hinder conception for men as they age.

Know when to seek help
No matter how healthy you are, age-related infertility in women is impossible to slow down. If you are over 35 and have not been able to conceive within six months of trying, it is recommended that you seek the help of a fertility specialist. Women under 35 should seek help after one year of trying to get pregnant without success.