Houston Fertility Center

Trying to Get Pregnant After 30 - Time to Panic?

By Sonja Kristiansen, MD on January 29, 2010

Good Morning America featured a Scottish study that concluded by the time a woman is 30 years old, she's already lost 90 percent of her eggs.

That's enough to make the typical young woman panic.

We've always known that female fertility is more dependent on age than any other variable. This study points to a sharper decline in fertility than we like to believe.

Before everyone rushes to assisted reproductive treatment, though, let's remember that stress can negatively impact fertility.

Next, it's easy enough to have a consultation and do a quick work-up to determine your baseline level of fertility. That won't provide the definitive answer as to whether or not you will have a baby later, but it can certainly help a woman determine if she has an unexpected, silent infertility condition. Then, a plan of action can be put together to promote her future fertility.

Panic won't help you get pregnant. A little foresight and action can.

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