The delay in childbearing age is imposed, but equally our reproductive capacity declines with age, resulting in greater difficulty getting pregnant naturally. It’s one of the reasons why specialists are aware of the increased demand for assisted reproduction techniques, advise motherhood before 35. In fact, as measured by specialists, the reproductive capacity or female fertility begins to decline, month to month, from this age. At 30, the percentage of oocytes in most women around 12%, this is reduced to 3% from 40.
The delay of childbearing age – conditioned by social, economic or personal factors, it is essential, but our reproductive capacity or female fertility follows precisely the opposite process, i.e., decreases with age. From age 35 ovarian capacity decreases both in quantity and quality, which makes it significantly reduce the chances of becoming pregnant naturally. They have increased, and so the specialists in assisted reproduction, the demand for treatments – note it as well as the average age of the patients-at the time advised, if you want to be a mother, not to delay the decision beyond this age.
For different reasons.
The first, it is that from the 30 begin to lose reproductive capacity, by decreasing oocytes in a decade, it may take from 12% to 3%. The minor reservation oocyte translates directly into an increase in difficulties to get pregnant naturally, using increasingly more frequent to assisted reproduction techniques.
Delaying childbearing may include some risk or complications during pregnancy. Specifically, exposes the embryo to an increased risk of internal genetic alterations. The risk of abortion, Down syndrome or chromosomal abnormalities increases with maternal age.
And there is another reason to consider and is also directly related to age. And it is that, as stress specialists, the chances of success of the assisted reproduction treatment using own oocytes are also lower from an age, primarily from the 38. If you do not want to give up the possibility of being a mother, from 35 you should request a diagnosis and know what would be the most appropriate treatment according to the results.
The delay in the age of being a parent is a reality to which you have also had to adapt the specialists and, in particular, the assisted reproduction centres, with the aim of giving more accurate prognosis for patients with problems to be a mother. For example, techniques for ovarian stimulation are currently focused on improving the quality and the evolutionary potential of embryos, instead favoring the growth of eggs. The adaptation of the methods has its results and has improved the development of embryos and gametes.