What You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant in Your 30s
Nowadays, women are delaying pregnancy because their focus is on their careers. This isn’t exactly a good thing since fertility wanes after the age of 35.
Studies have shown that there is a significant decrease in fertility from the late 20s up to the age of 35. The odds of having more fertility problems and pregnancy complications increases after the age of 35 usually between the ages of 38-40 years old. Older women also have an increased chance of going through a C-section during childbirth.
During the early 30s, a woman has 75 percent chance of conceiving within a period of 12 months. However, this drops to 65 percent success rate during the late 30s. That is why older women are treated for fertility problems around this age. Fertility treatments are very costly and the success rate isn’t that high especially if a woman is nearing her 40s or in her 40s.
It is important not to delay getting pregnant because complications could arise such as high incidence of miscarriage. The risk is 20 percent during a pregnancy in the late 30s. There is also an increased risk of the mother giving birth to a baby with Down’s Syndrome. Older mothers are more at risk with this. First time mothers that get pregnant at a later age may be saddled with multiple births. There is an increased incidence of giving birth to twins since older women have a tendency to produce more than 2 eggs at a time during their monthly ovulation.