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How Fertile Am I At Age 40
Fertilily at age 40: Unfortunately, at age 40 a woman is past the peak of fertility. The only way to assess her fertility to perform blood testing for certain hormones on cycle 2 or 3 of a menstrual cycle. Although not perfect is will give an assessment of her ability to conceive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
< 25: There is no consensus on that. It is known that typically at age 27 there are changes in eggs that affect fertility. The next big change occurs on average around age 36-38. However that is in the general population. That does not apply to couples who have tried and not conceived after 6-12 months. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, age can be a major contributing factor to fertility. No two people are alike. Therefore we can only quote statistics such as pregnancy rates for women over the age of 40 y/o is 10% per cycle and miscarriage rates are 30-50%. However there are medications and treatments short of donor egg ivf to help improve your chances. All hope is not lost! ...Read more
Age 27: Most studies show a decline in fertility around age 27. A further decline generally occurs between age 36-38 and a much more significant decline on average occurs around age 42-43. However, in some women, those declines can occur much earlier. And in some women they maintain high fertility at later ages. Some unpredictability. ...Read more
Eggs: All women are born with a finite number of eggs. As women go through life, there is a decrease in egg number. In addition, there is also a decrease in egg quality. Reduced egg quantity and egg quality are rsponsible for the reduced fertility as women go through life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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