So many women in western countries are leaving it until their mid or late thirties to start a family that it’s no wonder many of them have to resort to IVF treatment to become pregnant.
The trouble is that our bodies start to degenerate physically from around the age of thirty. With women this means, among other things, that the eggs they produce may not be of such high quality as when they were in their teens and twenties, they may have fewer follicles, and possibly elevated FSH hormones.
All these factors point to an increased likelihood of difficulties in conceiving, and of carrying a foetus to a successful nine month term..
These natural obstacles are often strengthened if the woman has a demanding job or career that exposes her to a stressful lifestyle. This then easily leads to anxiety as the months pass without becoming pregnant, and that doesn’t exactly help either.
A more relaxed lifestyle and a less stressful way of life is more and more important for fertility as men, as well as women, become older