Female Fertility After Forty
At Cape Fertility, we support women empowerment. It is a woman’s right to be allowed to decide when to start a family. Women must empower themselves with financial independence, because one of the main reasons gender-based violence exists is that women are financially dependent on their male partners.
Women who want to further their careers before starting a family can fully count on Cape Fertility’s support. We believe women deserve the same reproductive freedom as men.
However, when making this decision, women should also be fully aware of the impact of their age on their fertility, their pregnancy, labour and birth, as well as the treatment options that are available.
The reality is that women have a prime fertility window that extends to around age 35. One of the barriers to falling pregnant naturally in your 40s is infertility.
With increasing age, a woman’s fertility decreases. This is due to the fact that from the age of 35 onwards, women not only produce fewer eggs than at a younger age, but these few eggs produced are also of lower quality.
Of course, some women have no issues getting pregnant well into their 40s, and most healthy women who get pregnant after age 35 and even into their 40s have healthy babies.
But, statistically speaking, a woman is less likely to get pregnant and more likely to need fertility treatments the older she is when trying to conceive.
Certainly, women generally have less chance of … Read the rest