Age does play an important role in getting pregnant, but it won’t be the sole determination of being pregnant. There are other factors which should be taken into consideration if you considering conceiving a baby in the near future. Other things you should consider are things such as sex positions, health condition, medical condition and so on.
From women’s perspective
According to the latest medical studies, nowadays, the number of women getting pregnant between their late 30’s and early 40’s is increasing because they don’t feel secure about getting pregnant in their 20’s. This attributes that 85% of marriages end up in a divorce in the world. Women prefer to not get pregnant until they obtain a stable and secure financial situation.
The other report reveals if women in their late 30’s and early 40’s are more likely to suffer pregnancy complications, such as premature birth, miscarriage and a rupture in the amniotic membrane. Especially if the age turns to early the 40’s, they are more likely to need a Caesarean.
If women do expect a baby in their life, they should be aware of the lifecycle of their fertility. The number of women turning to their mid-30’s and suffering the difficulty of conceiving a baby is increasing compared with those ten years younger although they are still able to get pregnant, more medical treatments will be applied.
However the statistics report is just a report, obviously women are able to get pregnant as long as they still have an ovulation cycle until the ovulation stops which is generally indicated by the onset of menopause. But some other advanced technological methods can be applied to assist you to get a baby such as IVF.
From men’s perspective
However men have very different fertility cycles. Their fertility will decline when they turn 25 and the statistic report also reveals that when men are at the average of 40, it will take at least 2 years to get his partner pregnant even when his partner is in her early 20’s because of sperm motility. In other words, the sperm swimming is declining which leads to the chance that sperm being fertile is more likely to decrease.
In the meantime, the quantity and quality of sperm are not good because infrequent sex occurs. Despite this discovery, men are still more likely to have the ability to get his partner pregnant at all ages.
In spite of those concerns, generic concern arises for men after 45 because after this age, besides low-quality semen, generic quality of men’s sperm should also be observed. Like the generic defects in the sperm increase which will result in the decrease of successful fertility and leads to the percentage of miscarriages and other risks of birth defects.
According to the studies mentioned above, if a couple have planned to have a baby, they better plan it for the ages of 25-35 for women and 45 for men. These age ranges will create fewer life difficulties and burdens. Nowadays, apart from those concerns above, others, such as living environment and air pollution also affect quality of birth.
Overall, the earlier you have a baby, the more chance you have. At least both of you are still energized and full of strength, you will raise them easily otherwise you will feel extremely exhausted every day because you have to go to work and in the meantime you have to look after your children.