According to the recent studies, infertility is widely misunderstood. While many women of reproductive-age are concerned about their ability to get pregnant, many of them does not understand the adverse effects of obesity and irregular period on fertility and many of them were unaware of the effects of aging which has very important role .
The individuals and couples that we come across are educated, hard working and focused on their career. By the time they realize to plan for pregnancy it’s too late.
Misconception that the egg production is fine until age of 40:
Women are born with seven millions eggs but by the time puberty comes the numbers of eggs are only 400,000. Ovarian reserves decline as a women ages. And also the egg quality rapidly decreases in her late 30s, particularly after 35. If you consider pregnancy rate then it decline by 10 % after 35 and in 40s it is reduced to 5% .
Risk of miscarriages and abnormalities in the baby increases as the age increases.
It is very important that a women understand her fertility, and empower herself to make a timely decision about family planning.
Misconception that age won’t affect my fertility:
Being healthy and fit can help you in pregnancy, but the age of your eggs is unaffected by your fitness and diet routine. Age is the most important component of fertility potential. It is very common that women usually misunderstand the relationship between fitness and fertility potential. It is true if you are physically fit it can boost fertility in variety of ways, but one must not misunderstand that quality and quantity of egg supply declines with age remains the fact.
Misconception that most couples can conceive anytime they want:
Even under the best circumstances conception is tricky. It’s not unusual even for perfectly healthy, fertile couple to try for several months or more before actually they achieve pregnancy. However if you are 35 years of age or younger and have being trying to conceive for one year or more a consultation with a fertility doctor is recommended.
Consult with right infertility specialist for more details.