We know how wonderful the gift of parenthood is and as you get older you want your children to enjoy the wonderful experiences parenthood brings. If you are looking forward to having grandchildren and wondering why it hasn’t happened, you may be interested to know that it’s harder to get pregnant than you think.
Our society has shifted; we are no longer getting married and having babies in our early 20s. Most young people are encouraged to get a tertiary education and fulfilling career. This has resulted in many couples delaying starting their families.
As women are born with all the eggs they will ever produce, age becomes a factor in natural conception. Female fertility declines slightly at 30 years to significantly around 37 and 38 years of age and by 40 years, fertility is a quarter of that at age 30 years. Sadly the miscarriage rate increases with age from about one in seven for women aged less than 25 years to about one in two at age 40 years.
All parents want to support their children. If your children have been trying to conceive naturally with no success for more than 12 months and are under 35 years or 6 months and are over 35 years than they should seek help from a fertility expert.
There are many possible causes of infertility among males and females:
- 30% of infertility is due to female factors alone
- 30% of infertility is due to male factors alone
- 30% of infertility is due to both female and male factors
- Up to 10% of infertility remains unexplained.
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