Age & Fertility
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|Tue, 02-05-2013 - 11:46am|
More than 15% of couples in this country have difficulty conceiving a . Delayed childbearing has resulted in more women in their late 30s and early 40s attempting conception than ever before. In fact, 20% of women in the United States now have their first child after age 35.
Some women seeking to conceive after age 40 have no difficulty in achieving a pregnancy. For those who do, however, prompt and thorough evaluation and aggressive treatment are crucial. The probability of having a decreases 3-5 % per year after the age of 30, and at a faster rate after 40. Unfortunately, as women age they also have a higher chance of miscarrying.