I know the magic number is "supposed" to be 35 but then apparently that study is a few decades out dated. Google often states a decline begins at 32, other times 30. Still a fair few women fall naturally in their late 30's.
I'm 32 and have tried for 3-4 months, nothing major, but worry if I should worry. Lol. (Yes, I'm a bit of a hypochondriac!)
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17-09-2013 15:45 #1
What age do you think fertility really starts to decline?
17-09-2013 15:55 #2Senior Member
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I took two years and needed help and I'm only 28 now so started at 25 and ny fertility sux. I do know plenty if people in their thirties who have had no trouble just depends on you. If your worried and know your timing is correct go to doc and tell them you have been trying longer than u have so they investigate.
Are you taking your temp each morning and pin pointing ovulation? I was obsessed with that and you really can see it rise at ovulation
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17-09-2013 15:55 #3
I can't refer to any scientific evidence but in my case I conceived my son in the first cycle of trying at age 31 and then conceived third cycle of trying for second baby at age 33. I miscarried that baby then immediately (2 weeks after losing baby) conceived again.
i charted my temps and used OPKs/checked CM so I knew exactly when we needed to be getting the baby making action happening which definitely helped.
17-09-2013 17:35 #4
17-09-2013 17:40 #5Senior Member
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Not sure, but I fell pregnant after a couple of months with my first, then with the twins it took 18 months of actively trying - they are natural though. And then with number 4 it was literally a one time mistake, which we didn't take very seriously because it had taken so long with the twins.
So maybe it changes at certain times as well??
17-09-2013 17:54 #6Junior Member
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We are planning to start trying for a second early next year and I am 33. This time around will be charting bbt and using opk (just stating now to learn myself up.. fun!) I am hoping it will happen easier than my first whom is nearly 10 - that took 2 years but we were not actively trying, just not preventing.. I had no idea when I was ovulating back then.. I am really hoping that extra awareness and planning will make it happen!
17-09-2013 17:55 #7
I think its a bit of a myth that you will fall pregnant straight away if your fertile (though some do of course). It took DH and I 8 months of well timed bd to fall pregnant, I was 23 and he was 39 (his fertility is great as he got his swimmers tested).
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17-09-2013 18:30 #8Senior Member
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I worry about this too. Im 32 ttc #1 after a miscarriage earlier this year. The more I look into it tho I realise its so individual for each person. I know ppl who started trying in their mid-late 20's & ended up needing ivf as they couldnt fall pregnant. Then I know others in their early-mid 30s who have fallen pregnant within 2 cycles. I also read that the info based on 35 is decades old & more and more older women are having kids these days.
Try not to worry & just keep trying. I went to the drs & said I had been trying for longer than we really had to get some tests done. Unfortunately my DH SA came back with low morphology (shape) sperm. His count is fine its just a lot of them r the wrong shape. If ur worried maybe go to the dr & pretend u have been trying for longer & get some tests for u & ur partner. It can help put ur mind at ease.
Even tho my DH results came back not so good, we got pregnant 2nd cycle earlier this year but had a miscarriage. So who knows. But at least we know what we are working with. R u nearly 33? R ur periods regular?
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17-09-2013 18:37 #9
I was 37 and hooked up with my now husband (we had a lot of history!) and I was pregnant within 6 weeks, no 'charting', we weren't even living together so mainly weekend sleepovers *eh-hem*. Roll of the dice? Luck? Fate? Who knows. Best of luck!
17-09-2013 18:49 #10
We never got to the point of actively TTC. We just stopped birth control.
I conceived DD at 34 within the first month of stopping birth control.
I conceived DS within the second month of stopping birth control at 38.
They are my only pregnancies, I don't know if that's common or if we were just lucky both times.
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