HOW TO GET PREGNANT AT ANY AGE ( KEY TO CONCEPTION)
Real Women and Fertility experts sound off on what it takes to make
a baby at any age.
For years, sometimes women were more concerned with careers and dating than strollers and nursing bras. They felt reassured by the doctor supported belief that prime baby making time lasted until their mid-30s.
A recent study, however, has found that fertility actually begins to decline much earlier at age 27. That made some women rethink their priorities. But don’t ditch your birth control and jump into the sack just yet. We asked fertility experts to take a look at what the findings really mean. Yes, according to the study published in Human Reproduction, women ages 27 to 34 were 10 percent less likely to conceive during any one menstrual cycle than their 19-26 year old counterpart. Women ages 35 and older meanwhile, were half as likely to get pregnant during one month as women under age 35. Still, says study author David Dunson, Ph.D; the findings don’t mean you’ve missed your chance at motherhood if you’re not changing diapers by your late 20s. “Every woman is different, and there are not absolutes. So, just expect it to take a little longer to get pregnant after age 35, “says Dunson, a researcher at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Sure, pop star Brandy might have made the biological correct choice when she had a daughter at age 23, but early motherhood doesn’t work for many women. Here are sound bites from women at various life stages, plus fertility experts take on their situations. The consensus: Making babies is as much an art as an exact science.
THE AGE OF DISCOVERY (26 and Younger)
“I finally got a big promotion at work and am living in a dream apartment,” says Lauren Weedon 25, an editor in Jacksonville, Florida. “The last thing on my mind is having a baby. I can’t even remember to water my plants, much less begin thinking of raising a child.
Your fertility is at its peak now, but women in their 20s should be using condoms, not worrying about popping out babies. The sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia is one of the main reasons that women don’t get pregnant,” says Stephanie Teal, an OB GYN at New York city’s Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
“I also tell women to get regular gynaecological checkups, quit smoking, lighten up on their alcohol consumption, get lots of sleep, maintain a healthy weight.
THE TRANSITION YEARS (27- 34).
“My husband and I decided to try to get pregnant when I hit my early 30s,” says stay-at-home mom Kristin Lemmerman, (33), of Atlanta.
“I just assumed it would happen right away. but it wasn’t quite so easy. I was in great shape, totally healthy, didn’t smoke or drink and it took us about six months to conceive. I started to worry that something might be the matter with me, although I had gotten a lean bill of health from the doctor.” “Does fertility go down a bit there? Sure,” says David Adamson M.D., Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California, a clinical practice in Palo Alto and San Jose. “But does it go down so much that people should worry?” I don’t think so. At this stage of the game, women should decide whether and when they want to have kids, and get regular Pap smears and checkups. If they are healthy and don’t conceive within a year, they should see a doctor.”
THE SETTLED DECADE (35-39)
“I needed to have my financial independence, as well as the right partner, to embrace the idea of having children.”
“When I finally met my soul mate, conceiving became a full time job for us,” says Former Manhattan stockbroker, Jill Lloyd, 39. She tried to get pregnant for 19 months before turning to artificial insemination and scoring on the first try. “We knew it was serious, a business when watching the calendar, using ovulation kits, taking my temperature, and shagging even when we were both exhausted didn’t work at all.” “Yes, being healthy is a good thing, but as you age, your lifestyle becomes less relevant, good workout can’t compete with the effect of aging. You just start to run out of healthy eggs,” Teal says. Women ages 35 and older can use ovulation predicator to make sure.
EGGS: A Limited Resources
Blame the fertility fallout on the dramatic drop-off of your eggs. At puberty, most women have a treasure trove of 300,000 to 400,000 healthy eggs raring to get fertilized, but only 300 to 500 of them will develop to maturity. Compare that to the reproductive capacity of guys, who continuously produce Fresh sperm every 90 days. The older women get the fewer quality eggs their ovaries release. By their late 30s, most women have about 25,000 good ones remaining. When women reach 45, only several thousand eggs are left, and many of those aren’t viable because of genetic flaws.
REGULAR USE OF LIVING TEA, AND NATURE-H2 INCREASES THE PRODUCTION OF HEALTHY EGGS EVEN IN OLD AGE.
Folic Acid with balance diet is very important. Yellow fruits and vegetables include orange have folic acid.
Take Folic acid daily if you want to get pregnant.