Getting Pregnant In Your 30s

By Medically reviewed by Dr. Duyen Le

Many people consider the 30s to be the prime time to start a motherhood. At this age, You are more likely to thrive in your career and relationship, which will provide the firm foundation you need for growing your family. You and your partner have possibly had the chance to learn about each other and preparing yourselves for parenthood.

The advantages.

Women in their 30s have a lot of stamina and resilience, which is necessary to raise young children. They also have a stable financial foundation because they have had the time to establish themselves at work, yet have not been too high up in the food chain to stop and have a child. To ensure the future of you an your child, make sure to account for the financial consequences of the time you take off work to bear your child. Also, do not forget to keep up with the job market to maintain your skills and contacts so that your return will be smoother.

The disadvantages.

Everything has its pros and cons. So does having a child in your 30s. After the age of 35, your chance of conceiving start to decline while genetic problems climb up. Therefore, women at this age are recommended to have detailed screenings as they cross their mid-30s. As women age, miscarriage rates and other pregnancy complications rise slowly but steadily. If you are already 35 and you want to have children, take it seriously since your window of opportunity is getting narrow.

Chances of success.

In their 30s, women have about a 15 percent chance of conception in any single ovulation cycle. Your successful rates within a year are about 75 percent, which will drop to 65 percent when you are in your late 30s. miscarriage risk get higher slowly during the early 30s, then starts to peak during the mid to late 30s: This risk is 18 percent for 35 years old women, but it rises to 34 percent by the early 40s.

What should you do?

If you are in your early 30s and have had frequent unprotected sex during a year but still cannot conceive, then you should consult a fertility expert. If you are older than 35, visit a specialist if you have tried for at least six months and still have not succeeded.

For a natural and healthy pregnancy, take your time, but be prepared. Pregnancy may be difficult if you have a medical history of sexually transmitted diseases or irregular periods. In that case, visit your doctor as soon as possible.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnose or treatment.

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