There are many factors that go into deciding when to have a child. It’s a deeply personal decision and the answer will always vary depending on the couple. Considerations include things like the financial situation of the couple as well as emotional and physical states.
Thanks to the rapid advancements in medical treatments, there are now a range of options available to couples looking to have children. Women have more control than ever and this has led to the tendency for some women to delay having a child.
However, this is fraught with risk as by delaying having a child, the chances of having a successful pregnancy decreases.
Research has shown that there is a knowledge gap when it comes to understanding the effect of age on fertility and many women don’t realize how quickly their levels of fertility can drop as they age.
Despite the advancements in fertility treatments, there isn’t a guarantee that fertility treatments can ever make up for the decline.
Of course, the decision is always personal. Many families are delaying having children due to things such as looking to get up the career ladder, education or looking to take some personal opportunities before eventually having children.
It is important however to be aware that the longer you delay pregnancy, then the harder it will be in the future, as fertility drops as a woman ages. It’s advisable to speak with fertility professionals to understand the full implications of delaying a birth and whether the medical technologies that are currently available will make a big difference later down the line.
Studies have shown that a woman’s fertility begins to drop in her early 30’s though it can be in the mid 30’s for others. This can vary from woman to woman and there is no reliable and precise way to measure fertility decline. What we do know is that there is an increase in fertility as a woman enters her 30’s. After the age of 35, there is a much quicker decline in fertility and it’s important to be aware of this point for those women who are delaying pregnancy. Indeed, many women will lose the ability to have a child well before the beginnings of the menopause.
Numerous studies have shown that the decrease in fertility is due to the reduction in the number and the quality of the eggs in the ovaries. There are however many fertility treatments now available to help you combat fertility.
IVF has become a popular surgery and the procedure has become a hopeful source for many women who are struggling with fertility.
There are now numerous fertility clinics that over IVF treatments at a much more cost-effective than previously. There’s also been an increase in women undertaking IVF treatments abroad thanks to the advancements in fertility treatments. The Czech Republic in particular has emerged as a major destination for medical tourism in Europe and the countries position as a major provider of fertility treatments for foreigners is only likely to increase.