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Fertility in Your 30s

In your early 30s there is a moderate decline in pregnancy rates and a moderate increase in miscarriage rates. In your mid-30s, fertility starts to decline rapidly and the rate of miscarriage increases.

Getting Pregnant in Your 30s

Women 30-34 have a 63 percent chance of getting pregnant in a one-year period and a 20 percent chance of miscarriage. This is because there are somewhat fewer eggs and more of these eggs are poor quality. After 35 the decline in fertility become more significant and the miscarriage rate rises as well. Women 35 to 39 have a 52 percent chance of getting pregnant in a one-year period and a 25 percent chance of miscarriage.

Fertility Treatment in Your 30s

Women in their 30s are usually good candidates for fertility treatments (though, as always, this is influenced by the precise source of the infertility and other individual factors). About two-thirds of the women who use assisted reproductive technology such as IVF to try to get pregnant are in their 30s. At 30, slightly more than 40 percent of ART cycles result in a live birth. It drops somewhat to 35 percent after age 35. However, it drops sharply to just 20 percent of cycles resulting in a live birth by age 39.


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