Your Age and Fertility
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Your Age and Fertility


Age plays a significant role in female fertility. As women age, their fertility declines due to a decrease in the number and quality of eggs. Here’s what you need to know about how age affects fertility:

In your 20s:

In general, women in their 20s have the highest fertility rates. By age 25, the chance of conceiving naturally each month begins to decline slightly, but is still relatively high.

In your 30s:

In your early 30s, fertility begins to decline more rapidly. By age 35, the decline becomes steeper, and the chance of conceiving naturally each month decreases significantly. At age 35, the chance of conceiving in any given cycle is around 20%, compared to 25% at age 30.

In your 40s:

After age 40, fertility declines even more rapidly. By age 40, the chance of conceiving in any given cycle is around 5%, and this decreases to less than 1% by age 45.

While age is an important factor in female fertility, it’s important to note that every woman is different. Some women may experience a decline in fertility earlier or later than others due to individual factors like genetics and lifestyle.

If you’re trying to conceive and are concerned about your fertility, speak with your healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on lifestyle changes that can improve fertility, as well as explore treatment options if necessary.

While age-related fertility decline can be challenging, there are many options available for women who want to start a family. By being proactive about your fertility and seeking support when needed, you can increase your chances of success.