02.09.2014

Getting pregnant at the age of 35

Having made the exciting decision to start your own family you are sure to be wondering how long it will take to get pregnant. Like many women, you may have put off having children until the time felt right, and now find yourself in your 30s, wondering how fertile you are.
You may find it encouraging knowing that the number of women over the age of 30 having babies has risen in recent decades (ONS 2010) . Most women will be able to conceive naturally and give birth to a healthy baby if they get pregnant at 35 years old. The average age at which women have in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment in the UK is rising.
While many men remain fertile into their 50s and beyond, the proportion of men with sperm disorders increases with age (RCOG 2011). In fact, the older you are, the more likely you are to conceive non-identical twins (Beemsterboer et al 2006, NHS 2010b, Utting and Bewley 2011). Over 80 per cent of couples will conceive within a year if they stop using contraception and have regular sex (CKS 2007, NCCWCH 2013:64). About half of the women who don't get pregnant in the first year conceive during the following year, giving a pregnancy rate of 92 per cent within two years. Figures for women aged 30 to 34 and aged 35 to 39 are fairly similar, with 94 per cent and 90 per cent conceiving within two years, respectively (NCCWCH 2013: 65). The two most common causes of female infertility are ovulation problems and blockages to the fallopian tubes as a result of infection (CKS 2007). As a woman ages it is more likely that she may have had longer exposure to a condition that has not been treated. Age aside, there are some steps you can take to give yourself the best possible chance of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy. Learn more about getting pregnant in your 20s, 30s or 40s, or get tips, advice and support in our friendly community of mums and mums-to-be. Join now to receive free weekly newsletters tracking your baby’s development and yours throughout your pregnancy. A friend recommended folic acid tablets (over the counter) that I can take as a supplement to assist. Consider this chart[1]which shows how the likelihood of a woman getting pregnant decreases from about an 86% chance between the ages of 20 and 24 years to about 35% between the ages of 40 and 44 years. It's important to note that for couples trying to conceive naturally, we typically give women over the age of 35 only about six months of actively trying to get pregnant - which means monitoring ovulation monthly and having regular intercourse -  before we recommend that both partners have a thorough work up to evaluate fertility.
Fortunately, there are a number of fertility options that we can offer older women who are having trouble getting pregnant naturally including assisted reproductive technologies like Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Additionally, for couples who come to the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America considering a vasectomy reversal, we make sure to educate them about the chances of conceiving naturally when the woman is over the age of 35.
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Trying to ConceiveOne in six Australian couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child.
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As your age advances beyond approximately 33, it’s more and more likely that your aging eggs will let the side down when it comes to conception. The #1 piece of advice our patients pass on to people trying to conceive is to ask for help earlier. Whatever your age, the good news is that coming to Genea for help trying to conceive will give you the best chance possible.
All the energy required for an embryo to keep dividing and growing comes from the egg, in little packets called mitochondria. Please send me information and notice of events which will help me better understand how I can increase my chances of getting pregnant. Today, for a variety of reasons, women are waiting longer than ever to attempt to achieve a pregnancy.
More than a decade ago, RBA noted a substantial increase in incidents of age-related infertility. At Reproductive Biology Associates we know that many women want to have a family, but they are not sure when. You know the most fertile years are in your 20s, but want to get a better idea of how age affects your fertility.
Fertility starts to decline for women from about the age of 30, dropping down more steeply from the age of 35 (CKS 2007, NCCWCH 2013:65). After 35 years, the proportion of women who experience infertility, miscarriage or a problem with their baby increases.
Even though male fertility also declines with age (RCOG 2011, Utting and Bewley 2011), it tends to happen gradually for men. It's thought that your body has to produce more of the hormone that makes you ovulate as you get older.
For some women having a multiple pregnancy brings them their dream family in one pregnancy. But if you are over 35, and finding that positive pregnancy test elusive, it is important to seek help sooner rather than later (NCCWCH 2013:6). David Fenig talked about advanced maternal age and how fertility decreases after age 35, and again after age 40. This likelihood decreases even further by age 45 to a mere 5% chance of getting pregnant spontaneously. Many women believe that if they are getting a regular period, that means they are ovulating (true) and there's no problem with fertility or conceiving (not always true). But, it's important to note that even these fertility treatments are not as effective after age 38 and into the early 40's because of the woman's aging eggs.
Because it can take six to 12 months for the man's sperm count to reach an optimal stage for natural conception following a vasectomy reversal, women of advanced age often don't have the luxury of time.
I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about getting pregnant after 40 and to discuss the best options for you when it comes to conceiving a child…please feel free to leave your comments here. We offer a range of services - from IVF to genetic diagnosis of pre-implantation embryos - all with the aim of easing your journey to successful pregnancy.
Unfortunately, and we’re not trying to be alarmist when we say this, fertility actually peaks at 22 and gradually declines from then on. It increases the likelihood you’ll suffer from problems with ovulation or your cycle and it also impacts on the health and number of eggs you have.
Get checked out to make sure there isn’t a medical issue that no amount of waiting will fix.
The downward slope continues until by age 45 the average natural fertility rate per month is approximately one per cent. Independently compiled annual data on IVF in Australia and New Zealand shows Genea offers at least a 40 per cent greater chance of success* compared to the average of all other clinics combined. As women get older, their eggs contain fewer and fewer healthy mitochondria, and have less energy available. Some women will remain fertile into their 40s and others will find their fertility drops off earlier. When you come to us for treatment, we will make sure that you are aware of the average chance of success for women in your age group, as well as the chance of miscarriage and genetic abnormality.
This led our scientific team to begin research in the use of egg freezing as a means of fertility preservation.


As women grow older the likelihood of getting pregnant falls while the likelihood of infertility rises. By the age of 40 only two in five of those who wish to have a baby will be able to do so (RCOG 2011).
However, the success rates of IVF treatment for women over 40 using their own eggs are low, and have not increased much over the past decade (RCOG 2011). The decline in male fertility can affect the health of the children they may go on to have (Utting and Bewley 2011).
This could prevent fertilisation altogether or increase the likelihood of an ectopic pregnancy (CKS 2007, NCCWCH 2013:129, Utting and Bewley 2011).
The paradox of declining fertility but increasing twinning rates with advancing maternal age. Does this mean age has something to do with my situation or You suggest I start seeking professional help.
It's a fact that the spontaneous pregnancy rates for women over 40 are much lower than women under the age of 35.  Today, so many women are putting off having children to pursue career and education, yet are many times unaware how age affects fertility.
The chart also demonstrates how infertility rates rise significantly as a woman reaches age 40.
Unfortunately the decline picks up pace and begins to be an issue from 33 or so, falling even more dramatically after 35. You can read more about the success rates at our clinics for your age bracket to learn more. At RBA, we have been performing egg cryopreservation with some of the highest success rates in the country for the past 7 years.
Your body produces more FSH because there are fewer viable eggs left in your ovaries (Utting and Bewley 2011). Losing weight may also help you to conceive if you have the ovulatory disorder PCOS (CKS 2007, NCCWCH 2013:180). The likelihood of infertility is about 15% between the ages of 35 and 39 and then rises sharply to 32% at age 40. In fact, for women over the age of 35, and especially over age 40, the risks of congenital birth defects also increase significantly.
While Hollywood might be telling you a different story (hint - don’t believe everything you read), our experience shows that conceiving and giving birth using your own eggs after the age of 45 is extremely rare. You see, the issue is that you are born with all of the eggs you’ll ever have - approximately two million and by the time of your first period, that number will have dropped to approximately 300,000. In 2000, after further refinement of the technique, RBA began to offer egg freezing as a means of preserving fertility in cancer patients facing fertility-threatening oncology treatment. Not only is the number of eggs you have falling as you get older but the quality of the ones you have left also diminishes.
The seminar will cover information on the egg freezing technology and the process involved.
Utilizing a new rapid freezing technique with egg donors between the ages of 21-30, we achieved pregnancy rates in egg recipients in excess of 70%. The patient will then meet with a nurse, who will outline the stimulation process and provide medication injection instruction. When the targeted cycle starts, egg production will be stimulated with the fertility medications. When appropriate, a final injection will be given to mature the eggs and ready them for retrieval. Thirty-six hours after the injection the eggs will be retrieved vaginally under intravenous sedation. The entire process from screening to freezing will last approximately two months.The price for this procedure is $8,000, which does not include required prescreening or stimulation medication.



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