Fertility Decline

Fertility Decline

11:48 30th June 2015 | Age & Pregnancy

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Nature has a plan but you can beat it

Women were meant to have babies in their late teens and early twenties. These are their most fertile years and generally speaking, the older a woman gets the less fertile she becomes. This graph shows that, on average, women aged 22 -23 years who are having regular unprotected sex, have a 25% chance of becoming pregnant every month. This slowly declines for women between 24-30 years and by the time a woman is 31 years old, her chances of becoming pregnant each month have declined to 20%. It’s a slow decline but it’s there. Throughout her thirties a woman still has a good chance of becoming pregnant but by the time she is thirty eight years old, her chances are slim (under 10%). Women do become pregnant in their forties but they are few and far between and generally speaking if a woman in her late 30s wants to become pregnant, she should seek help. But that’s what we’re here for.

What can we do?

  • Ovulation induction therapy.

    We can help you to ovulate with either tablets or injections to improve your chance of becoming pregnant.

  • Reproductive surgery

    You may need reproductive surgery. If you do, our highly skilled doctors can help.

  • In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

    Fertilising the eggs outside the body increases your chance getting pregnant. With IVF we collect your eggs and fertilise them with your husband’s sperm in the laboratory. The fertilised egg grows into an embryo which is implanted into your womb.

  • Embryo Cryopreservation

    It is possible to freezing your embryos using the latest techniques so that they are available when you are ready.

  • Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

    When you’re ready, your frozen embryos can be thawed and implanted into your womb.

    These procedures might sound scary but they’re not. Please make an appointment so that we can discuss your options with you.

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