HAVING A BABY AFTER 35: HOW IT CAN AFFECT FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY
It is no news that age is one of the leading factors that can be used to predict our ability to give birth. As one advance past the age of 30, our fertility decreases at a constant level until menopause. Like our lead doctor (fertility) said in our event last year, our eggs decrease monthly as we grow and experience menstruations.
Meanwhile, having a baby after 35 is not an oddity, it’s a common thing. However, there are some odds we might face as older moms like;
Healthy women in their 20s and early 30s will get pregnant in one menstrual cycle however by the age of 40, that probability declines and the possibility of having a miscarriage increase with age.
The chances of losing a pregnancy at age 40 are about 40% while that of a woman in her 20s is around 15%
You become less likely to become pregnant and have a high possibility of miscarriage because the quality of your eggs decreases as the number of eggs reduces in number.
This is most notable in your mid-to-late 30s.
If eventually, you get pregnant, your eggs are likely to have an abnormal chromosome because they are old. Endometriosis and uterine fibroids are common problems faced when you are past the age of 35, and this makes it harder for you to get pregnant.
Knowing what you are up against and consulting your physicians while planning to get pregnant is the best way to ensure you are in good condition and mentally plus emotionally prepare for the challenges of older motherhood.
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