What’s the best age to plan for a baby?

July 25, 2019 | Yesmom

Yes Mom

Even though aging naturally causes the degeneration of your body, it doesn’t mean you cannot have a baby at all when you get older! Because, if you’re healthy, there’s nothing to worry about!

  • 20% is the chance of 30-35 years old women to get pregnant each month. It means they could have a baby within 2 years. During this period, the chance of pregnancy can go up to 15–20%!
  • 5% is a chance of over 40 years old women to successfully get pregnant. Even though the number is small, but there’s still a chance.

At this age, it can be the most joyful moment to welcome your new family member, as your relationship with your husband is in the most satisfying state. Your mental is quite stable, as well as your job and financial status!

Take the challenge

There’s still a chance for you to get pregnant, but it might be more challenging than getting pregnant in younger age as:

1. The decrease in fertility

  • The decrease in egg
  • The decrease in hormone for nursing the baby in the womb
  • The increase of genetic problem in egg

These changes will cause a higher risk in miscarriage and Down syndrome in the baby.

  1. Other health problems

The older you get, the weaker against illness your body becomes. Either the illness affects your reproductive system directly or not, it still can decrease your fertility. Also, the illness can cause a higher chance of pregnancy problems. The chronic symptoms are as following:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis

Prepare your body for the challenges

Even though the chance of getting pregnant is getting lower as you are aging, there’s still a chance.

  • Eat healthy food; stick with vegetables, fruits, and protein.
  • Refrain from alcohol or caffeine beverages and smoking.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Avoid any stressful situation.
  • Relax. Don’t worry about the baby too much.

Consult with the doctor

  • Get health check-ups. The doctor will ask about your family history, illness, and lifestyles.
  • Receive the treatments for chronic illness such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Observe your fertility. If you found out that you are infertile, please consult with the doctor as soon as possible.
  • Receive antenatal care at the early stage of pregnancy.
  • Freeze your eggs at younger ages.