Age and Fertility: What You Need to Know

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Although many people will do everything in their power to stop or slow it down, there is no avoiding aging. As the body begins to age, it is important for both men and women to learn how this will affect their body and its functions. One of the most important things that men and women should be aware of is how their age affects their fertility. There is an endless amount of myths and rumors that are constantly going around about how age affects a person’s fertility. As as aging adult, it is important to learn which of these myths are true and which ones are false.


How Age Affects Fertility in Men


It is common knowledge that many men are capable of getting a woman pregnant at practically any age. However, it is not as well known that men over the age of 40 are more likely to struggle with fertility than younger men. As an example, if a man and a woman under the age of 25 try to get pregnant, it will often take about five months. However, if the male is over the age of 40, the pregnancy process can take up to two years. Men who are looking to increase their chances of getting their partner pregnant may want to consider looking to into in-vitro fertilisation.


How Age Affects Fertility in Women


Like their male counterparts, women are also at risk of facing fertility issues as they age. Many are aware that women are generally at their highest level of fertility before the age of 30. Although, not all women are aware that once they hit 40, they are only about 50% as fertile as she was before the age of 30.


Another issue that many women over the age of 35 face is that they are  prone to having complications during the pregnancy. Women over the age of 35 are at a high risk of potentially having a miscarriage. They are also at risk of having a fetus with chromosomal abnormalities.


As they age, it is extremely important for both men and women to take some time to learn about the numerous changes that their bodies will go through; this includes the body’s fertility functions.


To learn more about all the necessary information about how age affects fertility, don’t hesitate to contact the fertility professionals at First Steps Fertility.

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