How does a women's age affect fertility?

Age is the most important factor that affects fertility in both men and women. In women, the fertility is at peak in the early teenage and mid 20s, which starts declining with the passing years. A woman’s fertility is majorly dependent on her egg pool. The higher the egg count the more is the fertility score of a woman. However, with passing age, this egg count decreases and leads to infertility problems in women. And since there is no natural way to regaining the egg count inside the body with increasing age which gets worst for female who are born without or minimal eggs, it makes them infertile.

However, with advancement in technology, medical industry has also witnessed significant miracles especially when it comes to women’s health. Getting pregnant for an infertile woman is now easier with infertility treatments available.

According to the experts at best IVF centre in Delhi, Ferticity, there is a dramatic drop in the ovarian reserve after 35yrs of age along with the declining quality of eggs. The ovarian reserve is reflected by the AMH value- Anti Mullerian Hormone (blood test) , and antral follicle count which can be detected by an ultrasound. In contrast for men, the new sperm production takes place in every 60-90 days. Lucky men!! Aging does not affect sperm count much, so age is no bar for a man’s sexuality. The risk of aneuploidy also increases after 35 years of age in a woman. While good health improves the chance of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby, it does not over ride the effects of age on a woman’s fertility.

It is a common misconception that infertility treatments can overcome age related infertility. This is why the success of treatment is dependent on a patient’s age. For the older woman, the chance of having a baby increases if they use eggs donated by a younger woman. However, on the other hand the risk of pregnancy complications increases with age too. The risk of miscarriage and chromosomal abnormalities like mental retardation, Down syndrome and neural tube defects in the foetus increases significantly in the pregnancy after 35 years onwards.

Addingly, the complications such as gestational diabetes, Pregnancy induced hypertension ,intrauterine growth retardation, premature delivery, caesarean section and still birth in older women are more significant than in the younger women.

What can be done to improve the pregnancy results?

Women can help protect their fertility from the natural ageing process by leading a healthy lifestyle. It is important to perform regular exercise, moderate caffeine intake, balanced diet and a healthy weight range.

  • Plan your baby before 35 years of age to have a healthy child
  • Freeze your eggs at the younger age and use them later
  • If opting for the infertility treatment, try getting eggs from a younger and fertile donor to improve the success rate and healthy pregnancy

If these natural processes do not provide the expected outcomes it is advised to contact the expert doctors of the best IVF centre to get a reliable infertility treatment . Ferticity has emerged as a one-stop-solution and the best IVF Centre in Delhi for any female fertility treatment endowed with world-class amenities at the most affordable pricing.