For any fertility treatment to be successful, your body should be healthy enough to withstand the effects of pregnancy. It requires special attention and caring to increase the probability of conception. Our infertility specialists and panel of gynaecologists at Mother’s Lap IVF Center provide you with useful guidelines for improving the level of fertility. Basically, to be perfectly in baby-making condition, the intended mother has to be extra precautionary about her diet and physical healthiness.
In the past a common belief was that the only factor which determines ovarian and egg health was age. Based on new studies, we now know that this may not be true.
There are many factors that can have an impact on the health of the ovaries and eggs including environmental factors, hormones in the diet, and stress just to name a few.
In addition, having healthy fertility is based on many additional aspects to consider, including:
- Proper circulation
- A healthy fertility cycle
- Balanced hormones
- Healthy eggs
Age and fertility
When it comes to fertility, age matters. Many people today wait until they’re older to have children. But fertility declines over time, and you should consider this if you plan to have children later. Both women and men are most fertile in their early twenties.
In women, fertility declines more quickly with age. This decline becomes rapid after the age of 35. There are a number of reasons, but particularly the decline in the quality of the eggs released by the ovaries. Around one-third of couples in which the woman is over the age of 35 have fertility problems. This rises to two-thirds when the woman is over 40.
Women over 35 are also less likely to become pregnant as a result of fertility treatments, including IVF, and are more likely to have a miscarriage if they do become pregnant. Men’s fertility gradually declines from around the age of 40, but most men are able to father children into their 50s and beyond.
Dr Koita is a member of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), UK and has achieved a Masters in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University, USA. She has over 15 years of clinical experience in the field of assisted reproduction, having worked at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, CREATE Fertility, CARE Fertility and The CRGH.