At what age does the possibility of getting pregnant begin to decrease?
In recent years, it is increasingly common to see older women getting pregnant for the first time.
But do you know what the best age to get pregnant is?
From 20 to 30 years, the woman manages to reach her reproductive maturity, that is, this is the perfect stage in a woman's life to have a family.
Female fertility is directly related to age. As the woman reaches 30 years of age, it increases the chances of having a successful pregnancy.
Once over 30, those
possibilities are decreasing. Although that doesn`t mean that it isn`t likely
to be achieved.
In Spain, during the decade of the 70s, the average age at which women conceived their first baby was at 25 years. Currently, this point has increased to 30 years of age.
This same phenomenon is happening in different parts of the world.
In Germany, for example, the average age at which woman decides to bring her first child to the world is around 30 years old, in Japan 29 years, in the United States 25 years.
The Swiss company
Ava, dedicated to innovation in medical technology for women of reproductive
age, carried out a study in relation to this topic. Here we present a summary
of the results.
Between 23 and 30 years, a woman reaches her highest reproductive peak. It is the perfect stage of her sex life to have children. You have great chances of pregnancy during a menstrual cycle.
At 30 years, the possibility of conception decreases by 20%, that is, of 100 healthy women who try to get pregnant, only 20 women will achieve it in a first attempt. The remaining 80 women are likely to achieve it in the following menstrual cycles.
From 31 to 35 years old: this percentage decreases approximately 3% per year.
From 35 to 40 years old: the percentage is reduced much more drastically, reaching below 5% of possibilities.
In this range, of
every four women, one will have the difficulty to become pregnant.
From 41 to 45 years old: the percentage is reduced to less than 1%. Although the vast majority of women continue to menstruate until they are 51 years old, it is unlikely that they will get pregnant after they are 40 years old.
It is believed that menopause is synonymous with infertility. The reality is that the great majority of women, even before menopause, no longer have the possibility of getting pregnant.
Among the factors
that influence infertility, we consider the age is the most important but it is
not a determinant. There are also overweight, sedentary life, cigarettes and
alcohol abuse, which predispose that condition.