Getting pregnant in your late 30’s and 40’s

11th, February 2015

As women age the quality of the eggs they release is poorer. Many women who have postponed having their family find it difficult to conceive. If you are over 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for six months or more you should seek advice from a fertility specialist. Read the blog to find out more about the risks, benefits and how to preserve your fertility.

Age is an important factor when it comes to conceiving, especially for women. For many women having a baby earlier in life is not an option.  

As women age the quality of the eggs they release is poorer.  Many women who have postponed having their family find it difficult to conceive. Around one-third of couples in which the woman is over 35 have fertility problems.  If you are over 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for six months or more you should seek advice from a fertility specialist.  Many women over the age of 35 do go on to conceive healthy babies both naturally and after IVF.

There are various risks associated with getting pregnant aged 35+, however for many there are benefits such as financial stability.  Lifestyle choices can also affect your chances of concieving later in life.

To learn more about the risks, benefits and how to preserve your fertility read the full fertility blog on our sister site Origin Fertility Care.


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