Women with certain genetic disorders can tend to have fewer eggs.

Women with infertility issues often worry that there could be some greater plan behind them not being able to conceive.

Well, there may be something behind it. Every now and then I come across reports of various genetic disorders and disease-causing mutations being linked to infertility.

As if nature were trying to minimisethe risk that infants of certain motherswould be born prematurely or be stillborn ?

Or maybe vice versa? Maybe nature was making sure that women who carry certain “risky genes” don’t become mothers too late in life, avoiding to put too heavy aload on their backs?

Anyway, it has recently been shown that women with the gene BRCA1 (which often causes breast cancer) have fewer eggs. Please continue reading here: Five over-35-fertility-news items I thought you may like to hear about