Women are at peak fertility from their teenage years until age 35. The best age for getting pregnant naturally falls during this period. After age 35 the quality of a woman’s eggs naturally begins to decline which can result in difficulty becoming pregnant. Despite a ticking biological clock, societal changes have made it increasingly common for women to have children later in life. Some women chose to wait until they feel accomplished professionally, others wait until they are in their ideal relationship. For these women, the best age for getting pregnant is when they are ready to start a family.
The best age for getting pregnant largely depends on the specific needs of each individual. Each woman is different resulting in a vast number priorities, goals and dreams. When trying to determine the right time to start your family, keep the following in mind:
- Although a woman’s natural fertility begins to decline at age 35, it is possible to preserve fertility until a woman is ready to start a family. Egg freezing allows women to harvest and bank their eggs when they are at their healthiest. This helps to ensure a woman has healthy eggs available when she is ready to start a family. While the decline in fertility happens at 35, this age is not a cut off for fertility preservation, if a woman is still ovulating she may be a candidate for egg banking.
- Starting a family is a personal decision. It is important to choose a path that works best for you, even if that path is different than the one traveled by your friends and family. It is perfectly acceptable to want to start a family early, to want to wait until you’ve traveled the world or to delay children until you’ve become accomplished professionally. Living a life of your choosing is one of the best ways to prepare for becoming a parent.
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