The fertility period in which a woman can become mother starts from the moment of occurrence of menstruation until menopause.
Although medicine does make wonders, triggering the process of reproduction even after 50-60 years, fertility decreases with age. The fact that we expect to do it all, to have it all to conceive a child reduces the chances to get pregnant.
Pregnancy and age of woman: 20-25
This is the most fertile age, due to the existence of a regular cycle and ovulation period. But even at this age it may take up to several months to get pregnant. Pregnancy involves fewer risks such as blood pressure, gestational diabetes, miscarriage (10%), including reduced cases of birth malformations in the foetus. The disadvantage of this age is the lack of experience, and in this case it means the involvement of another person (mother, siblings) in the family life, which can sometimes do more harm than good to the couple.
Pregnancy and age of woman: 26-30
This is the age at which you start to gain experience, to understand what responsibility you take giving birth to a child. From the point of view of your health, the chances of conception decrease with only a few percent, and the risk of a miscarriage is almost the same.
Pregnancy and age of woman: 31-35
Fertility starts to drop; of course this happens gradually, from 91% to 84%. If you haven’t managed to get pregnant by this age, having unprotected sex, it is time to start investigations and to think about a possible in vitro fertilization, because chances are reduced considerably after 35 years. Statistically speaking, women aged 30 years have 30-35% chances for an in vitro fertilization, while those after age 40, only 15-17%. The risk of some malformations in foetus increases. You should have all analyses prescribed by your doctor in this regard.
Pregnancy and age of woman: 36-40
Since ovulation rate decreases after 35, and women are more prone to endometriosis, the chances of conceiving a child are reduced by up to 64%. Some specialists no longer accept in vitro fertilisation at age 40, because the chances are minimal. The risk of developing certain diseases during pregnancy is doubled, and namely: hypertension, gestational diabetes, miscarriage. Pregnancy must be monitored more strictly, doctors sometimes recommend that in addition to the usual tests to do amniocentesis (the procedure involves extracting small amounts of amniotic fluid from the uterus) to determine if the foetus does not have some genetic anomalies, malformations, or infections.
Pregnancy and age of woman: after 40
Chances are reduced considerably, but there is hope … and medicine has demonstrated that when the woman is in menopause, by using treatments that trigger the menstrual cycle, she can conceive a child.