The natural decline of fertility due to aging is established science. Both men and women experience different factors that contribute to reduced fertility. As a woman ages, the number of eggs in the ovaries will decrease. As you are born with all the eggs you will ever carry, it is impossible to replace them.
Hormonal changes occur as a woman ages and the number of her eggs decreases. This change will reduce fertility over time. When menopause occurs, a woman cannot get pregnant without medical fertility treatments. This is achieved through hormone therapy and IVF treatments.
Health Conditions & Infertility
Aging comes with an increased risk of certain health conditions developing. For example, uterine fibroids can reduce fertility. There is also a higher risk of tubal disease, which is a catchall for infections of the fallopian tubes. Endometriosis can prevent women from getting pregnant, although some sufferers are asymptomatic.
Fewer eggs are viable due to genetic abnormalities when you have fewer eggs. You also must consider how your lifestyle further reduces fertility as you age. All these factors combined can make getting pregnant difficult of increase complications during pregnancy.
Men are also impacted by fertility factors related to age. Lower quality sperm reduces the chances of fertilizing an egg. The number of sperm a man can produce is also reduced as he gets older. Genetic abnormalities also affect sperm, which can lead to complications in pregnancy such as miscarriage or babies having conditions such as Down syndrome.
Reduced testosterone or poor circulation can cause erectile dysfunction. Older men may also suffer from erection problems due to a lack of confidence or other psychological factors.
The first step towards increasing your chances of getting pregnant is a fertility consultation. At Neway Fertility, we will identify the issues contributing to your problems. Then, our team can create an effective plan to help you conceive and increase the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy.
Reach out to Neway Fertility today to book an appointment. We are passionate about supporting hopeful parents through the challenges of getting pregnant due to age-related factors.
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