Conceiving After Age 35

The service having id "google_buzz" is missing, reactivate its module or save again the list of services.

Getting Pregnant After Age 35: Concerns about Conceiving in our Mid-to-Late 30s (& beyond)

Today, more and more couples are electing to have a baby (or start having babies) later in life. It would take an army of sociologists to chart out all the reasons for this phenomenon, but suffice it to say that the world we live in today is quite different than the world of our parents or grandparents - when getting pregnant in your 30s was nearly unheard of.

In the 1970s, the average age of a new mother was around 24 or 25. Now, the average age for getting pregnant is about 30 - and climbing... And it's also increasingly di rigueur to TTC (try-to-conceive) in your late 30s and early 40s.

So as the speed of life accelerates, postponing baby-making appears to be one of resultant phenomenon. Some people identify the simple fact that, today, more and more women are focusing on careers or education than in previous generations. Other people suggest that for this generation, our "30s is the new 20s".

At any rate, the fact is, a growing percentage of women are trying-to-conceive later in life - in their mid-to-late 30s and into their 40s. Most couples will succeed in conceiving (though it may take a bit more time and effort at this age); other couples may face some infertility hurdles and turn to fertility treatments (either herbal or clinical) for support. It's not unexpected that, as we age, our fertility declines. This goes for men as well as women!

Whatever the situation, one fact remains: the older you are, the better your chances of encountering various fertility obstacles, challenges, or delays... The point of this article is not to urge couples to conceive younger, but to simply clarify that getting pregnant might not be as fast or easy as for a 25 year old. A doctor will be your best resource for preconception support if you are trying for a baby in your mid-30s plus.

Let's look at just a few basic facts to frame our expectations about conceiving a baby in our 30s. After that, we'll look at some of the challenges, as well as some of the solutions and strategies for increasing the odds of conceiving after 35.

  • First, TTC couples (any age) have only a 20% chance of achieving a pregnancy each menstrual cycle. However, active fertility charting and ovulation testing will increase those odds substantially!
  • When a woman is TTC in her 30’s, the monthly chance of conception drops to less than 15%.
  • The monthly odds of conceiving decrease as a woman ages due to various physiological issues like hormonal balance and associated ovulatory/menstrual cycle irregularities - as well as aging ovaries (or decreased ovarian reserve). This means it might take longer (more cycle of active trying) to get that positive pregnancy test.
  • Today, 15% of trying to conceive couples may experience some kind of difficulty or delay in conceiving a baby...

What to Do About This? As you age, staying fit and staying healthy become increasingly important. That means focusing on sound diet and proper weight to optimize your reproductive advantage. Just as important, chart fertility to discover when you ovulate during your cycle. Predicting ovulation will vastly maximize your odds of a pregnancy - and bbt charting can also alert women in their 30s if their ovulatory cycles are displaying signs of irregularity. 

Fertility Challenges and Infertility Obstacles

As we age, the vigorous and balanced interplay of reproductive hormones begins to decline - and with this so declines our fertility. Ultimately, a woman's "ovarian reserve" begins to run low, her eggs age, her hormones do not ebb and flow with the same balance and stability. Ovarian reserve refers to the amount of healthy eggs available in a woman's ovaries, as well as the quality of those eggs - and the hormonal capacity to stimulate egg maturation. Thus, menstrual cycles may become irregular or perhaps less predictable and there may be occasions when ovulation does not take place. Balance between reproductive hormones is crucial for regular ovulation. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) tests can be used at home to help you assess your ovarian reserve.

The presence of cervical mucus (or CM) is also an important aspect of fertility - and as we age, the presence and/or quality of cervical mucus may decline as a coefficient of hormonal imbalances. Fertile cervical mucus is supported by the estrogens, so any kind of reproductive hormonal deficiency with estrogen may interrupt both ovulatory regulatory, as well as the production of cervical fluids that support conceiving. (Products like FertileCM can be used to increase the quantity and quality of your cervical mucus.)

How do I optimize my chances of conceiving after age 35?

The first thing to remember is that even for someone in their 20s, there is no guarantee that you will conceive right off the starting line. As indicated above, there is only a 20% chance of conceiving per given menstrual cycle. So, if you are TTC and age 35-plus, simply recognizing that overnight success might not happen is a healthy way to frame things. In other words...

Calibrate your expectations and realize that it might (or might not) take up to a year a more before you get that first positive preg test...

Next, consider the options for tactically increasing the odds of pregnancy....

  • If your TTC horizons are calibrated, then you know what to expect. The more you know, the less the stress. And reducing stress or anxiety is the second step for boosting your pregnancy chances. The less you worry, the better your mind and body work together.
  • Along with mental well-being, physical well-being is just as important. Being overweight or underweight can adversely effect hormonal balance and cycle regularity. A smart diet (and exercise) are essential. Prenatal vitamins are vital. Yoga or fertility acupuncture are increasingly popular.
  • Chart your BBTs! Any doctor or fertility expert will tell you that fertility charting and monitoring your monthly cycle will maximize your opportunities for a pregnancy per given cycle. If you know when you ovulate (by bbt charting or using ovulation tests) and can time intercourse for your most fertile days. Particularly after age 35, guesswork is likely not going to be sufficient! Start an ovulation calendar today...
  • If you have any kind of cycle irregularity or simply wish to ensure cycle balance, herbal fertility supplements like FertilAid are available that are designed to naturally regulate and normalize the monthly cycle.

Over 35? Then first off, arrange a preconception doctor's visit. Talking with your doctor about medical history, health status, conceiving tips, and preconception expectations can clarify unanswered questions and point you in the right direction - as well as decrease stress about facing the unknown.

In case you do not conceive within 6 months or so, your doctor will likely advise a return visit to ensure there are no interfering fertility issues.

> Check out our TTC Countdown
> Back to Preconception and TTC Main Page.
> To learn more about Ovulation, click here.
> Read about FertilAid fertility supplements. Clinical Study.

Read More:

Comments

i will like to share my testimony to you all.i just got married to my husband about a year ago we start having problems at home like we stop sleeping on the same bed,fighting about little things he always comes home late at night,drinking too much and sleeping with other women out side.i have never love any man in my life except him.he is the father of my children and i don't want to loose him because we have worked so hard together to become what we are and have today.few month ago he now decided to live me and the kid,being a single mother can be hard sometimes and so i have nobody to turn to and i was heart broken.i called my mom and explain every thing to her,my mother told me about Dr Jatto how he helped her solve the problem between her and my dad i was surprise about it because they have been without each other for three and a half years and it was like a miracle how they came back to each other.i was directed to Dr Jatto and explain everything to him,so he promise me not to worry that he will cast a spell and make things come back to how we where so much in love again and that it was another female spirit that was controlling my husband.he told me that my problem will be solved within two days if i believe i said OK.So he cast a spell for me and after two days my love came back asking me to forgive him.i Am so happy now. so that why i decided to share my experience with every body that have such problem contact him email. drjattosplltemple@gmail.com
joan nie

i will like to share my testimony to you all.i just got married to my husband about a year ago we start having problems at home like we stop sleeping on the same bed,fighting about little things he always comes home late at night,drinking too much and sleeping with other women out side.i have never love any man in my life except him.he is the father of my children and i don't want to loose him because we have worked so hard together to become what we are and have today.few month ago he now decided to live me and the kid,being a single mother can be hard sometimes and so i have nobody to turn to and i was heart broken.i called my mom and explain every thing to her,my mother told me about Dr Jatto how he helped her solve the problem between her and my dad i was surprise about it because they have been without each other for three and a half years and it was like a miracle how they came back to each other.i was directed to Dr Jatto and explain everything to him,so he promise me not to worry that he will cast a spell and make things come back to how we where so much in love again and that it was another female spirit that was controlling my husband.he told me that my problem will be solved within two days if i believe i said OK.So he cast a spell for me and after two days my love came back asking me to forgive him.i Am so happy now. so that why i decided to share my experience with every body that have such problem contact him email. drjattosplltemple@gmail.com
joan nie

That is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
Simple but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this
one. A must read article!

Hi to every one, as I am actually eager of reading this blog's post to be updated on a regular basis.

It consists of pleasant material.

BE VERY CAREFUL HERE NOBODY CAN HELP YOU HERE OR EVEN SUGGEST HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR EX BACK,THEY ARE SCAMS AND ANY TESTIMONIES OF MOST SPELL CASTERS HERE MUST BE IGNORED. THEY ARE SCAMS I MEAN REAL SCAMS WHICH I WAS A VICTIM AND I GOT RIPPED OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BECAUSE I WAS SO ANXIOUS TO GET MY EX AFTER HE LEFT ME FOR OVER 2YEARS. I HAVE APPLIED TO 7 DIFFERENT SPELL CASTER HERE AND ALL TO NO AVAIL THEY ALL ASK FOR SAME THING SEND YOUR NAME YOUR EX NAME ADDRESS AND PICTURE PHONE NUMBER ETC WHICH I DID OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND MOST OF THEM WERE FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND NIGERIA UNTIL I SAW THIS WRITE UP ONLINE ABOUT DR agbalagba, I DOUBTED IT SO MUCH BUT ON THE OTHER HAND MY OTHER MIND TOLD ME TO GIVE THIS LAST GUY A CHANCE AND SO I DECIDED TO MAIL HIM. HE SAID MY EX WILL COME BACK IN 2 DAYS BUT THE COST OF THE MATERIALS IS JUST $250 AS I HAVE PAID OVER $3000 ON SPELL CASTING AND COURIER AND NOTHING HAS WORKED FOR ME. AFTER THAT NIGHT I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I HAVE LOST SO FAR, WELL I SAID LET ME GIVE HIM A TRY SO I MAILED HIM AGAIN AND SENT MY DETAILS AND THAT OF MY EX AND THE $250 BECAUSE I SWEAR IT WAS MY LAST TRY SO I WAS WAITING AS HE TOLD ME TO WAIT FOR TWO DAYS AND I COULD NOT SLEEP THOSE NIGHTS BECAUSE I REALLY MISSED MY EX AND WANTED HIM BACK BY ALL MEANS. AT 9PM EXACTLY THE SECOND DAY I SAW GREG ONLINE ON FACEBOOK AND HE SAID HI AT FIRST I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE HE NEVER TALKED WITH ME FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, I QUICKLY REPLY YES AND HE ASKED IF WE CAN SEE THE NEXT DAY AND I SAID YES AND HE WENT OFFLINE I WAS CONFUSED I TRY TO CHAT WITH HIM AGAIN BUT HE WAS NO MORE ONLINE I COULD NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT AS I WAS WONDERING WHAT HE WAS GOING TO SAY, BY 7.AM THE NEXT MORNING HE SENT ME A MESSAGE ASKING MY WHEREABOUT AND I TOLD HIM. YOU WON'T BELIEVE THAT EXACTLY 8.AM HE WAS ABLE TO LOCATE ME, HE WENT DOWN ON HIS KNEES AND STARTED PLEADING THAT I SHOULD TAKE HIM BACK AND HAS PROMISED TO LOVE ME FOR ETERNITY AND THAT ALSO HE IS NOT GONNA EVER HURT OR CHEAT ON ME. NOW WE ARE BACK AGAIN AND I HAVE PROMISED DR agbalagba THAT I WILL TELL THE WORLD ABOUT HIM. I STILL MAIL AND THANK HIM AS MY LIFE WAS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT GREG PLEASE BE CAREFUL HERE I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IF YOU WANT A REAL AND GENUINE LOVE SPELL THEN CONTACT DR AGBALAGBA NOW THROUGH HIS EMAIL. (agbalagbatemple@yahoo.com)

I got this web page from my friend who shared with me on the topic of this
website and at the moment this time I am browsing this website and reading very informative articles
here.

It's awesome to go to seee thus website and reading the views of alll colleagues on the topic of
this post, while I am also zealous of getting experience.

Hello To The World At Large,
I am Miss Wacks.,From united states of America.I will start by saying to all that have experience heart break and also cant do with out there lover should please stop here and read up my story, So as you will know how to go solving or getting your ex back from this spell caster..AND AGAIN I WILL WANT TO ALSO TELL ALL THAT THIS SPELL CASTER I WILL WANT TO TELL THE WHOLE WORLD ABOUT IS HARMLESS AND DO NOT HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECT, BUT TO RESTORE AND GIVE YOU BACK WHAT YOU DESERVE, COS WHEN I MEET WITH THIS SPELL CASTER THAT WAS INTRODUCED TO ME BY THE WIFE OF MY BOSS IN MY WORKING PLACE, HE MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE CAN CAST SPELL ON SO MANY OTHER PROBLEMS EXCEPT IN GETTING YOUR EX OR MAKING YOUR LOVER TO LOVE YOU MORE THAT WILL SUITE YOU. Last year December, My lover was cheating on me and was not also give me the attention that a man should give to a woman,And really that was troubling my mind and tearing my heart apart to the extent that i was not concentrating in the office the way i use to before the break up by my lover.And before that incident,I always see how my boss use to love his wife so much. I was binging to think that i was not doing the right thing to him that will make him love me forever,So i really gathered my courage and went to my boss wife office to ask her the secret that made her husband love her so dearly,In the first place she refused in telling me,She asked me why i am asking her such a question,That if is it not normal for every man to love his wife.I told her the reason that made me ask her about this question,That my lover started cheating on me lately,When i knelt down before her for her to see my seriousness in this issue that i went to ask her,She opened up to me by telling me that i should not tell anybody about what she want to tell me,The wife to my boss started to say to me that she used a very powerful spell on his husband to love her,And the spell that she used is harmless, But the spell is just to make him love her and never to look for any other woman except her. I QUICKLY ASK HER HOW DID SHE GET TO KNOW THIS GREAT,POWER,DURABLE AND PERFECT WORK SPELL CASTER,she said that a friend of hers also introduce her to him. Then i also ask her how i can meet with this spell caster.SHE SAID EVERYTHING TO ME,THAT THE NAME OF THIS SPELL CASTER IS SHAKES SPEAR ORACLE TEMPLE.My next question to her was how can i get this wonderful spell caster,She said she is going to give me the email of the spell caster for me to contact him for my problem,Really she gave to me this spell caster email and i contacted him and explained all to him,And after every thing that needed to be done by the spell caster, In the next two days, My lover that hated me so much came to house begging for forgiveness and i was so glad that i have finally gotten my heart desire..I was so grateful to this spell caster for what he has done for my life.. So i made a promise to him that i will always continue telling the world about his wonderful work towards me and also to other that came to you before and also the people that will also get to you from my story that i narrated online now..I will want to say to the entire world that you should not cry over noting again, That there is a great man that has been helping individuals to restore there Joy and smile in there faces !! The direct email to get this man is : shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com ,This is what i want to tell you all out there,That is thinking that all hope is lost ok.CONTACT SHAKES SPEAR TODAY:: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com .Thanks

Regards,

Miss Wacks.

name is russell i will like us to share tips on how to identify a
real
spell caster cos alot of people have fallen victim of scam as i
have come
across lots of comments lately (i was a victim too) and from
experience and
what i know i decide to open this thread, only fake spell casters
ask for
the followings:
COURIER CHARGES: no matter where you are in the world, no
matter the
distance and continent a real spell caster will cast a spell
effectively
without you seeing it or the spell caster getting it to you to use it
so
long as he has the names or pix..the spell will work itself..
STRAIGHT: no excuses for failure, if money was needed in the
first place
for courier he should have say so, so one can know how
prepared he is..i
did rather pay $2000 at once to get my result rather than paying
$200 for
excuses to get more money..its not bad paying for items but the
end result
might be an excuse
THREAT: if you get fed up of sending money after money, they
begin to
threaten one with death and madness..
NIGERIA; about 80% of them are nigerians not saying they dont
have real
spell casters cos they are spiritually gifted in africa but the
impersonation is too much, the fake are more than the real..
i fell a victim of scam twice to a certain dr wodu and dr isaka
they but
ripped me to shred before i realised almost $3700 was gone until
i came
across dr igodo who told me how to know a fake spell caster, he
helped me
get my ex back without failure or excuse in 5 days..we are back
and happy
now for about a month..his e-mail is
greatigodospelltemple@gmail.com..
lets beware of scammers and share experience, suggestion and
solutions..thanks

As a growing child i have been reading a lot of stuff about Africa stories and how they are powerful in terms of magic and spell casting, But i never imagined that it could be this effective and very reliable. Before now my husband use to see me as his punching bag especially when he is drunk or he is looking for an excuse to leave the house and pass the night outside our house because he once told me that when ever he does not come home that i should have it in mind that he is going to spend the night with his girlfriend. Knowing these and going through all those beaten made me sad and i was looking for a change. The very day i got that change was when i came in contact with Dr.Kazakh contact details which were +2347035112568 or via email kakashihightemple@gmail.com Because he is the powerful spell caster that changed the character of my husband to a loving and caring husband. Through his help my husband always get me a Rose flower on his way from work.. I am Simon Rinehart from ENGLAND, GOSPORT, UNITED KINGDOM

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Ovulation Calculator

Format: 8/28/2014
Increase your chances of getting pregnant! Our Ovulation Calculator will help you predict when you ovulate - your prime time for becoming pregnant.

OvaCue Fertility Monitor at Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com

Our Blog

 
By TTC veteran and mother of two, Elizabeth Andrews.