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Age and Fertility

As you get older, your chance of getting pregnant declines.

Age and Fertility Articles

In recent years, more and more women are waiting until their 30s and 40s to start a family. In the U.S., about 20 percent of women have their first child after age 35. Unfortunately, infertility increases with age ― about one third of women over 35 have fertility problems.

Your age is one of the most important factors in the ability to get pregnant because it affects the number of eggs you have left and the quality of those eggs. Together, egg quality and quantity are known as your ovarian reserve.

Your fertility is at its peak in your 20s. There are a relatively large number of eggs in your ovaries and it is likely that a very high percentage of these are good quality. This means that your chance of successfully getting pregnant, is excellent.

Age and Fertility Videos

AMH Levels and the Influence it has on Fertility Treatment

Dr. Joseph Davis, D.O. at Medical College of Wisconsin discusses AMH Levels and the Influence it has on Fertility Treatment

AMH Affects on Fertility

Dr. Joseph Davis, D.O. at Medical College of Wisconsin discusses AMH Levels and the Influence it has on Fertility.AMH a hormone that is produced within the ovaries throughout a women's life. It's declined as the number of eggs declines, It is used clinically as a means to determine the number of eggs or the quality of eggs produced.

Video: When and How Does Fertility Decline?

Dr. Eric Flisser, a New York fertility doctor with Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of New York, explains how egg quality, egg quantity, and age affect a woman's fertility.