A Peek at Your Fertility Window

A Peek at Your Fertility Window - Zeeva Fertility

It is a well-known fact that women, unlike men, have a fixed reserve of eggs. Experts specializing in female infertility treatment in Noida suggest that most females are born with as many as 1 to 2 million eggs, out of which only 400,000 remain by the time they start menstruating, which usually happens when they reach about 12 years of age. Though the onset of periods is a beautiful sign of a girl entering womanhood, with each cycle, you also tend to lose several hundred eggs. The fixed reserve completely gets exhausted with time, leading to menopause. Now, with the passing years, your chances at motherhood decline gradually, and it becomes evident when you start experiencing difficulties in conceiving a baby. It is surprising to note that the average age of women giving birth to a baby for the very first time in 26.6 years, which is gradually increasing owing to the fact that many couples tend to postpone their pregnancy due to one reason or the other. You will be surprised to note that many couples start planning their families in their 30s and 40s, and some end up facing challenges in starting their families. 

18 to 24 years of age 

This is undoubtedly the best part of the fertility window for starting your family.  Following the rule of the survival of the fittest, the finest ovarian follicles are the first to mature. The eggs, so formed, are used for ovulation. This means that your chances of having a baby are high if you plan your pregnancy at a young age, and this comes with reduced risks of complications like congenital defects, chromosomal defects and fertility problems. However, experts specializing in IVF treatment in Ghaziabad suggest that although conceiving between the age group of 18 to 24 has its own benefits, there are certain shortcomings too, which definitely cannot be overlooked. Many women tend to delay motherhood and plan it later in their 30s

25 to 30 years of age

No doubt the chances of having a baby decline with every passing year, however, you have fairly study chances of having the child in your late 20s. A study suggests that most couples, about 40 to 60 per cent, who are below 30 years of age are likely to conceive a child within the first three months of trying to have a baby, and the same tends to decline as you age. If you haven’t planned to have a baby yet, there is no need to stress about it as you still have ample healthy eggs to initiate the journey. However, if you have been trying to have a baby for more than three, without any successful result, you should consider seeing a specialist. 

31 to 35 years of age

A significant decline in fertility was experienced during the late 30s and early 40s. It is pertinent to note that the chances of a woman having a baby in her early thirties are nearly half as compared to women who plan the same in their early 30s. Although many couples will conceive naturally within just one year of trying, search pregnancies are accompanied by higher risks of chromosomal defects, which can even lead to miscarriage. 

41 to 45 years of age

It has been found that the birth rate among couples lying in the age group of 40 to 44 years has increased over the years and so has the birth rate among women between 45 to 49 years of age. Although many women, nowadays, plan their pregnancy at an older age, the overall birth rate is extremely low as compared to young women. One of the reasons could be that your body is getting prepared for the upcoming menopause. The follicles that are left behind won’t be that healthy and will exhaust very soon, and by the time you hit your 50s, there will not be a single one left.

So if you are planning to delay your pregnancy, it is always a better idea to consult an expert and go for proper assessments, to determine if it would be feasible for you, or else, you will need to consider options like egg freezing.

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