Are you planning for a delayed pregnancy? As you know, fertility changes with age.

Unsure about its risks and consequences?

For young women, the start of their conceptive years is marked by the beginning of ovulation and monthly cycle. It is normal that after menopause ladies are never again ready to get pregnant.

For the most part, reproductive potential declines as women get older, and fertility can be seen to end 5 to 10 years before menopause.


Fertility and Age Factor

In the present society, age-related fertility is turning out to be more normal due to many reasons. Many ladies hold up until their 30s to start their families. Despite the fact that women today are more advantageous and caring more for themselves than any time in recent years. Improved health in later life doesn’t balance the common age-related decrease in fertility. 

Understand that fertility declines as a woman ages because of the typical age-related diminishing in the quantity of eggs that stay in her ovaries. This decrease may occur a lot sooner than most ladies anticipate.


Pregnancy when delayed in Female

  • A woman’s best reproductive years are in her 20s. Fertility steadily decreases during the 30s, especially after age 35. Every month that she attempts, a healthy 30-year-woman has a 20% possibility of getting pregnant.
  • That implies that for each 100 fertile 30-year-old woman attempting to get pregnant in 1 cycle, 20 will be effective and the other 80 should attempt once more. By age 40, a woman’s possibility is under 5% per cycle, so less than 5 out of each 100 women are required to be successful every month.
  • Women don’t stay fertile until menopause. The normal age for menopause is 51, yet most ladies become incapable of having a proper pregnancy at some point in their mid-40s. These rates are valid for natural conception as well as conception using fertility treatment, including In Vitro Fertilization  (IVF).
  • In spite of the fact that many women and their partner accept that they will be to use fertility medicines, for example, IVF to get pregnant, a woman’s age influences the success rates of fertility medications. The age-related loss of female fertility happens when both the quality and the amount of eggs continuously decline.


Fertility in the Aging Male

  • Unlike the early delayed fertility found in women, a man’s decrease in sperm qualities happens a lot later. Sperm quality weakens to some degree as men get older, however it  doesn’t turn into an issue before a man is in his 60s. 
  • In spite of the fact that not as sudden or noticeable as the changes in women, changes in fertility and sexual functioning do happen in men as they become more aged. Regardless of these changes, there is no most extreme age at which a man can’t father a kid, as confirmed by men in their 60s and 70s imagining with more young partners.
  • As men age, their testicles will in general get littler and gentler, and sperm morphology (shape) and motility (movement) will in general decline. Also, there is a marginally higher risk of quality imperfections in their sperm. Aging men may create medical illnesses that badly influence their sexual and reproductive capacity.
  • Not all men experience huge changes in reproductive or sexual functioning as they age, particularly men who keep up great health throughout the years. In the event that a man has issues with erections, he should look for treatment. Decreased libido might be identified with low degrees of testosterone.

Egg Quality

  • Women become more averse to becoming pregnant and bound to have unsuccessful labors since egg quality reductions as the quantity of residual eggs diminish in number. These issues are generally noted as she reaches her mid-to-late 30s.
  • Accordingly, a woman’s age is the most exact trial of egg quality. A significant change in egg quality is the recurrence of hereditary abnormalities called aneuploidy  (such a large number of or too few chromosomes in the egg).
  • At treatment, a normal egg needs to have 23 chromosomes, with the goal that when it is prepared by a sperm also having 23 chromosomes, the particular embryo  will have a total of 46 chromosomes.
  • As a woman gets older, increasingly more of her eggs have either few or such a large number of chromosomes. That implies that if fertilization happens, the embryo also will have such a large number of or too few chromosomes.
  • Most people are familiar with Down syndrome, a condition that outcomes when the embryo has an additional chromosome 21. Most embryo with such a large number of or too hardly any chromosomes don’t bring about pregnancy at all or result in an unnatural birth cycle. This clarifies the lower possibility of pregnancy and higher possibility of miscarriage in older women.

Egg Quantity

  • The diminishing quantity of egg-containing follicles in the ovaries is designated “loss of ovarian reserve.” Women start to lose ovarian reserve before they become infertile and before they quit having normal periods.
  • Since women are brought into the world with the follicles they will ever have, the pool of holding up follicles is used. As ovarian reserve decline, the follicles become less and less delicate to FSH stimulation, with the goal that they require more stimulation for an egg to develop and ovulate. From the outset, timelines may come nearer together bringing about short cycles, 21 to 25 days apart.
  • In the end, the follicles become unable to respond well enough to consistently ovulate,bringing about long, unpredictable cycles. Reduced ovarian hold is typically age-related and happens because of the normal loss of eggs and reduction in the normal nature of the eggs that remain.
  • In any case, young women may have reduced ovarian hold because of smoking, family history of early menopause, and earlier ovarian medical procedure. Young women may have reduced ovarian reserve regardless of whether they have no realized risk factors.


  • There are medical tests for ovarian reserve, however none have been demonstrated to dependably anticipate the possibility of getting pregnant. These tests don’t decide if a woman can get pregnant, yet they can establish that age-related changes of the ovaries have started.
  • Women with poor ovarian reserve have a lower possibility of getting pregnant than women with typical ovarian reserve in their equivalent age group. No single test nor any mix of tests is 100% precise. Trial of day-3 FSH, antimüllerian hormone, and estrogen levels include blood testing on the second, third, or fourth day of the menstrual cycle.
  • Elevated levels of FSH or estrogen show that ovarian reserve is low. In any case, many women with reduced ovarian reserve will have normal degrees of FSH on day 3, so a typical day-3 FSH doesn’t affirm ordinary ovarian save. Different trials of ovarian reserve that are sometimes utilized include the clomiphene citrate challenge test (CCCT) and ultrasound assessment of follicle numbers, called the antral follicle count.

If you are unsure about the delayed pregnancy risks and factors, approach Janisthaa Fertility Center at Bangalore for the best and advanced fertility treatment under the guidance of Dr.Shwetha.Y.Baratikkae who specializes in high risk pregnancies and gynecological issues with a proven track record of many successful high risk pregnancies over the years.