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June 24, 2020

Odds of Getting Pregnant at Different Ages – 20s, 30s, 40s And Beyond

Age certainly is a big player in the pregnancy game. Human body and the especially reproductive system act different for different age groups. Trying to conceive can sometime become a big issue for a couple in the absence of proper knowledge. 
Doesn’t matter how old are you, you will be able to find the odds and chances of getting pregnant at different ages, considering it is a legal age for making babies. 

Odds of Getting Pregnant at Different Ages – 20s, 30s, 40s And Beyond

For those who don’t know, women are born with around 1 Million eggs which drops to 300,000 by the time they hit puberty. Out of these, only about 200-300 manage to ovulate during a woman's reproductive life span. 

Decrease in number of eggs and decreasing quality of eggs are the major reason behind declining fertility of older woman. On top of that, human reproductive system isn’t the best and most efficient at all. Research's suggests that there is only 1 week which is the most favorable one in the cycle where the odds of getting pregnant are the highest.

1. Early 20s (20-24)

Also referred as the magic age group for making babies. For most of the woman, their fertility peaks at the age of 24, thus making this window one with highest probability of getting pregnant.

Probability: 96% of conceiving within a year considering the fact that couple is trying each month.

Mans fertility plays a big role in the process and can cause the probability to drop down to 92% if the guy is under the age of 25, which is one of the common issues with younger couples trying.
Consult Medical Professional if the conception is taking more than a year.

2. Mid-Late 20s (25-29)

Probability: 86% success rate after trying for a year.
Miscarrying: 10%

Stick to the plan and keep doing and follow the routine and you will surely hear good news within a year or even early. Seek medical help if trying for a year hasn’t worked.

3. Early 30s (30-34)

The success rate is similar to that of the Mid-Late 20s group. The only difference is that the chances of miscarriage doubles that of the Mid-Late 20s age group.

Probability: 86% success rate if the couple is trying for a year.
Miscarrying: 20%

Seek medical help only if there is no luck after trying for a year. Yet some doctors recommend to get in touch with your ob-gyn after 9 months of trying. After the age of 34, the fertility starts do decline rapidly, so make sure to try every trick in the book or consult a professional.

4. Mid-Late 30s (35-39)

The probability is still good enough for couples particularly for age before 37 trying to get pregnant.
Probability: 78% success rate if the couple is trying of a year.

Which indicates that the woman has 15-20% chance of getting pregnant in any month. 35 is the age from which the fertility goes downhill and the main reason being the degrading quality of the eggs. Also, the chances of miscarriage also increase significantly.

Studies show that it takes year or more to conceive for 30% of woman trying at the age of 35. Time is key and you don’t want to miss out by hoping and waiting. So, consult a specialist after 6 months of trying and undergo some tests.

5. Early 40s (40-44)

With age, both quantity and quality of the egg falls. At this age, it gets tougher to get pregnant as some more hurdles come in the way. For woman in this age group, almost 90% of the eggs are chromosomally abnormal. Also, the older age of male partner can lower the odds. With old age, some woman faces uterine lining issue where the blood supply to it drops making it much more difficult to get pregnant.

With menopause on the way, the cycle shortens and the ovulation takes place as early as day 9. So, the routine must be adjusted accordingly for better results. For the best result, the couple should be trying every other day at the time of ovulation. Make sure to see a medical professional after 3 months of work. Egg donation can be an option.

6. 45 and Above

Possibility: 3-4%
Such a low odds doesn’t mean that it's impossible but the the help of some medical technologies and the most common one is IVF.

The eggs are likely to have chromosomally abnormalities. Egg donation from a younger woman is a good option if trying to get pregnant for the age group 45-50. So, donor egg can be the best bet put the money on if aiming for biological pregnancy. Eggs from a healthy woman of age 25-30 is preferred for the process. This increases the success rate to up to 65%.

Tips to Increase Chances of Getting Pregnant at Any Age

Odds of Getting Pregnant at Different Ages – 20s, 30s, 40s And Beyond

The best way to maximize the odds of getting pregnant at different age is by understanding when you ovulate. Ovulation mainly occurs 14 days prior to next period, doesn’t matter how long the cycle is.

For a 32-day cycle, you ovulate around day 18 and for a 28-day cycle, you ovulate around day 14. Make sure to have intercourse 5 day before and 2 day after that day.

You will be able to notice the ovulation nearing, you will be producing slippery and clear mucus which generally begins 1-4 days before the egg release. Also, you can use the ovulation kit to predict the ovulation.

Hope you enjoyed reading this article on chances of getting pregnant at different ages. If you have any queries make sure to drop it down in the comments. Till then happy parenting.