How does age affect a woman’s ability to have children?
Age is no barrier in achieving many things. But it can reduce the chance of a woman getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. A woman’s age is the single most important factor affecting her fertility. As a woman ages, it takes longer to conceive and the risk of not being able to get pregnant increases. Also, the risk of miscarriage, and complications in pregnancy and childbirth increase.
-This gradual change in fertility is mostly due to a decrease in the number and quality of eggs in your ovaries.
-Non-ovarian pelvic factors. As you get older, you are more likely to have experienced other medical problems – such as endometriosis, fibroids, tubal disease or polyps which can reduce your fertility.
-The women are more prone to have co-existing medical conditions.