What is the Right Age to Get Pregnant?
It is always a couple’s dream to have a child for the completeness of their family. But they are always concerned about when to start a family? Frankly, there is no standard age to get pregnant. According to Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour, the best IVF doctor in Delhi, “a woman must think to have a baby when she is emotionally, physically, and financially prepared to give birth”. But one cannot also deny the biological clock and its effect on fertility. On the other hand, becoming parents and having a baby is a great responsibility, one also considers it to keep it on hold till attaining the personal and professional goals.
How Pregnancy Depends on the Biological Clock?
A woman can get pregnant between Menarche (the first occurrence of menstruation) to Menopause (permeant end of menstruation cycle). Menstruation occurs in women around the age of 12 to 16 and ends around the age of 45 or 50.
Age Between 20 to 30: It is considered the biological best age to conceive. In this time span of life, most good quality eggs are produced. Higher quality of egg leads to the higher possibilities of conceiving.
Age between 30 to 40: After a woman attains the age of 30, first her fertility decreases gradually till 32-35 years, then it decays exponentially after 35 years. For most career-centric women, it is to be considered the best age to conceive. In this span of life, women produce fewer eggs as compared to the 20s. But still can get pregnant as eggs are producing. However, in this type of pregnancy, a woman has to undergo the Caesarion (C-section) to deliver the child and the risk of miscarriage is high.
Age between 40 to 50: At this age, the production and the quality of the eggs are very less. A woman’s body stops producing the sexual hormones that trigger ovulation. Some women even reported menopause. Though a woman still can get pregnant possibilities are very less including the high risk in delivery such as C section, premature birth, and birth defect.
Solutions to Defeat Biological Clock of Fertility
- The most fertile age of women is between 20 to 32 years. However, a woman still can conceive beyond this age. Nowadays, women choose to have a baby after a stable career and financial independence. Actually, a woman must get pregnant when they feel it’s the right time. But decaying fertility with age is also a concern that can be limited by some extend using the following methods.
- Healthy Lifestyle and Diet: Only a healthy women’s body can produce healthy eggs. Continuous exercise and following a healthy lifestyle may help to enhance fertility. Giving up alcohol, smoking, and sugar can help to avoid risk in pregnancy.
- Freezing Eggs at Right Time and IVF: A woman can freeze her eggs at the right age, around 20 to 32 years when the healthiest eggs are produced. This is used later by thawing, fertilizing through IVF, and implanting in the woman’s womb to grow. For any query on infertility, contact SCI IVF Hospital – the best infertility clinic in Delhi NCR.