Worried your bio clock is ticking? Here are your fertility options

Worried your bio clock is ticking? Here are your fertility options

10:06 20th October 2014 | Marriageable Age

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I was at a wedding this Saturday where the bride was a lovely 30 year old. It occurred to me that our generation is getting married much later than our parents’ generation did. My mother got married at 23 and was pregnant with her fourth child by 30.

The median age at which people get married has risen to 27 years and this has some implications on various factors; one of which is fertility.

So you find yourself getting older but you haven’t met your spouse yet. You know you want to have children in the future so what can you do?

  1. Fertility Sure: The Bridge Clinic offers Fertility Sure where you can check your fertility status. For women, we will check your uterus, fallopian tubes, hormone levels and the condition of your ovaries. For men your sperm is tested. This can help you keep in the know as to your fertility status
  2. Freeze your eggs: At 35, the ovarian reserve takes a sharp drop and it becomes even more difficult to have children. Freezing your eggs gives you a chance to have children of your own in the later future. Even corporate bodies like Facebook and Apple have seen the value in this option and cover their employees.
  3. Freeze your sperm: Azoospermia (low sperm count) is becoming even more rampant in Nigerian men due to various environmental factors. Men assume that they will always be able to father children but we have found that this is not always the case. If after a sperm analysis, it is discovered that your sperm count is falling, freezing your sperm early can help later in life.

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