Chances of Getting Pregnant After Age 35?

Chances of Getting Pregnant After Age 35?

Becoming A Mom After 35

More and more these days, women are waiting until later in life to get pregnant and start families. It used to be that women got married and had babies soon after high school, but things have changed. Now, women are waiting longer to get married, they are pursuing their college educations, careers and other personal endeavors, and quite honestly, babies don’t always come up until later on.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, becoming a mom after age 35 does come with some risks, so women should educate themselves and be aware that getting pregnant later in life might not always be as easy as they had envisioned.

Risks of Pregnancy After 35

There are several risks that come with having a baby or getting pregnant after age 35. Number one, a woman’s fertility drops dramatically around age 35. It can be very difficult for a woman to get pregnant naturally after age 35, and if she does get pregnant, it can take a long time.

By the time a woman reaches age 40, it is almost impossible for her to get pregnant naturally. Also, women who are over age 35 are at a greater risk of having a baby with a birth defect.

This is because your body uses up all of its best eggs first, and the eggs that are remaining when you are age 35 or older might not be the best quality. This is also the reason it is more common for older women to experience miscarriages than younger women.

Is It Impossible?

So, is it impossible to get pregnant and have a healthy baby if you are over age 35? No, not by a long shot. Technology has advanced so much in the last few years that almost every woman can be helped by some form of fertility treatment and even older mothers have a great chance of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. It is not impossible to get pregnant naturally or to have a healthy pregnancy when you are over 35, but it might take longer to get pregnant, and there might be more planning that you need to do along the way.

See a Doctor

The first thing that you should do if you are trying to conceive after 35 is to see a doctor. Your doctor will be able to take a look at your personal history and see if there is anything that might stand in your way of getting pregnant. You can start taking a prenatal vitamin once you decide that you are ready to conceive.

Maintain good habits

Also, make sure that you are maintaining a healthy weight and that you are eating a healthy diet to give your body a boost that might help you conceive. Avoid alcohol, tobacco and any illegal drugs that could damage your body and make it harder to get pregnant.

Track your fertility

Another good idea is to start tracking your fertility and find out if and when you are ovulating so that you will know when your most fertile days are.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).