Beating the Clock Age Counts So Get Started

Most people know that a woman's chance of having a baby decreases with age, but few are sure at what age this starts to happen. Many also believe that men's reproductive capacity is unaffected by age — just look at Charlie Chaplin fathering children into his seventies!

The reality is that fertility declines with age for both women and men: For women, the sad fact is that fertility starts to decline from about age 25. In addition, as you get older, the risk of having a child with birth defects increases.

In this section I share some of the realities concerning the impact of age on natural fertility and on your chances of success with IVF.

^ If you're over 35 years of age and thinking about starting IVF, the information won't be terribly helpful to you: The best you can do is to get started as soon as you can.

^ If you're in your late twenties or early thirties and hoping to finish your house renovations, save some more money or advance your career before you start IVF, the information may save you disappointment down the track.

Pregnancy Diet Plan

Pregnancy Diet Plan

The first trimester is very important for the mother and the baby. For most women it is common to find out about their pregnancy after they have missed their menstrual cycle. Since, not all women note their menstrual cycle and dates of intercourse, it may cause slight confusion about the exact date of conception. That is why most women find out that they are pregnant only after one month of pregnancy.

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