fertility drops at 35 40

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The drop in female fertility between 35 and 40 is substantial: the chance to get pregnant goes from 20-25% down to about 5% per cycle. This happens because the eggs are aging and deteriorating in quality, making them more difficult to fertilize. That amounts to about a 60% chance per year that one will catch and even less that it the pregnancy will result in a live birth.

This is why I keep telling for years: if you’re in your 30s, and have been trying to get pregnant for six months with no success, do ask for help. What’s the point in waiting too long before seeing a doctor? I totally don’t understand why women over 35 (who already lost 90% of their egg suply) should first try to conceive for a year, then waste another year or more with tests and searchig for the right fertility specialist? Just to find out what they should have known the whole way through: what is the status of their ovarian reserve? How many eggs do they left?

Please continue reading the entire article here: Improving egg quality for women over 35.