When a woman reaches her early 30s, her body goes through a decrease in hormone levels – which can affect her ability to get pregnant. Once women reach their 40s, getting pregnant becomes very risky to both them and their babies.
You may have delayed having children due to your career or finding a partner to marry later in life. Whatever the cause, women who delay childbearing usually experience difficulties conceiving.
As a matter of fact, age is the biggest factor that affects female fertility. Let’s talk about how infertility happens as we get older and what your options are if you’d like to have a child.
Aging and Infertility
When a girl is born, she is born with all of her eggs – eggs which also age along with her as she reaches her 20s, 30s, and 40s. Aging can therefore affect the quality of a woman’s eggs.
You could be in the best of health, but you cannot control the normal effects of aging on your body. In your 20s, you have a 30% chance of getting pregnant every month. That percentage continues to decrease until you reach your 40s, where you have a mere 5% chance of getting pregnant.
Moreover, a woman’s age also determines the success she will likely have with fertility treatments. The older a woman is, the more likely it is that she will have multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.).
How Is Infertility Treated?
In order to help a woman increase her fertility, it’s important to address the cause. An unknown underlying medical condition could be causing the woman’s inability to conceive.
For instance, a fairly common cause of infertility is polycystic ovary disease (PCOS) due to high levels of androgens or male hormones – in which case, a balance of female hormones and male hormones should be established. With high levels of male hormones, eggs do not develop in the ovaries. Other causes may include the presence of uterine fibroids or a blockage in the fallopian tubes, and these blockages would then have to be surgically removed.
Fighting Against Infertility
If you are in your 30s and are having difficulty conceiving, it’s not too late – but you are going to need comprehensive fertility treatments guided by an experienced gynecologist. The prescribed regimen will likely include making lifestyle changes (stopping smoking and drinking), eating a healthy diet, taking certain supplements, and addressing medical and hormonal issues that are preventing you from getting pregnant.
Female Infertility Treatments in North Miami
If you are trying to get pregnant, our gynecologists at Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center can provide comprehensive care to help you conceive. For fertility issues, we usually recommend bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to supply you with the hormones that your body needs.
To schedule a consultation, call us today at (305) 981-0231 or schedule an appointment via our online form now. Our staff can speak English, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, and Portuguese, and we look forward to being your healthcare partner.