Boosting Your Ability to Conceive In Your 30s

There is no right age or time in your life to start a family. Many people have goals they want to tick off before settling down to have kids or things they want to achieve. Having all of your ducks in a row before starting your family can be beneficial in many ways, but this can be different for each and every person. Whether you choose to start a family young so you can check off your tick list when you get older, or you do it all in your 20s and leave your baby-making until your 30s, the ideal time and age are something that should be you decide on personally, not pick out of a myth or old fashioned way of thinking.

With the age of first-time mums rising to 31 for the first time, it seems women of the UK are waiting longer than ever before to start their families. However, your fertility starts to decrease once you hit the 30s, with 37 being the age where rapid fertility decrease begins. This doesn't mean it is impossible, far from it; it just means it might be harder to fall pregnant than in your early 20s.

This post looks at some options for those who know they want to delay getting pregnant until they are older and what they can do to increase their chances of success.

Egg Freezing

If you know you want to start a family, egg freezing can help give you an increased chance of success when you are ready. Egg freezing is a way of preserving fertility by collecting and freezing eggs. The eggs are then thawed when the woman is prepared to have them implanted for pregnancy. Typically egg freezing usually collects around 7-14 eggs, and you will need to go through IVF prior to the collection of eggs for approximately 2-3 weeks. This option can be beneficial if you know you will have trouble conceiving, you have a health condition or illness that makes it harder to conceive, or you simply want to ensure your best chance of success when the right time comes.

Improved Health

Your health is comprised of many factors, and you need to be looking at the bigger picture if you want to stay in the best condition possible for conceiving as you get older. While fertility is different for everyone, falling pregnant naturally can occur in women in their late 40s and even early 50s. But these success stories are few and far between. You need to put the work in when you are younger to reap the benefits as your body ages and your fertility changes

These are things such as keeping fit and generally healthy, exercising regularly, reducing stress levels, and supporting your body and mind to stay as healthy as possible. Smoking or drinking are of course a big NO at all times, especially trying to conceive. Eat foods loaded with nutrients, take folic acid in the months before you want to start trying, and when you are ready to get pregnant, make sure you are choosing to right time of your cycle to increase your chances of falling pregnant.

There can be many factors that will affect your ability to fall pregnant in your 30s. But these days, more and more women choose to delay starting a family and it's completely normal and very common.


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