Timing is important: A woman and her eggs are the same age
More and more women are having their first child after the age of 35. This time also coincides with the natural decline in fertility potential. One of the most challenging clinical scenarios is the impact of the aging egg on pregnancy chances. This decline in fertility potential, or “ovarian reserve”, is the natural consequence of the aging process on human eggs.
Many couples may not be aware that a woman’s age can play a significant role in her ability to become pregnant. The decline in fertility potential, or “ovarian reserve”, has little to do with how healthy or fit a woman may be. As you plan your future, just remember to include this fact as you plan your reproductive future.
When should I see a specialist?
You should contact a specialist or a fertility clinic if you fail to conceive following one year of unprotected intercourse if under 35 years of age or six months if over 35.
Infertility affects approximately 10% of people of reproductive age , and 15% of couples.