Right Age for Pregnancy
What is the correct age for pregnancy? This is the common question that working people, graduates, and career-oriented people ask us. Biologically if you talk the right age to conceive a child is before 25 years. Yes, you read that right. In humans, age is the biggest factor that affects conception.
In females, after 35 years of age probability of getting pregnant decreases. Even if a woman conceives after she is 35, the pregnancy is generally considered high risk pregnancy because it can be complicated. Now let us look at why this happens?
In men, the production of sperms continues even when they age. Contrary to this, in women, the number of eggs released from ovaries decreases as they grow-up.
How does age affect fertility?
A girl child at birth has nearly 8.5 lakhs egg? This number reduces to nearly 3 lakhs when they are adolescents. This implies that as females age, the quantity & quality of eggs deteriorates due to which the fertilization gets difficult.
Studies show these odds of conceiving according to the age:
18 percent at the age below 25.
16 percent at the age of 30.
12 percent at the age of 35.
7 percent at the age of 40.
Benefits of having children at the right age.
Becoming a mother at a young age keeps both the baby and the mother healthy. There are fewer chances of pregnancy complications.
Risks of getting pregnant after 35 years of age.
If you happen to or plan a child after 35 years of age, you may face some health issues like:
- Gestational diabetes.
- Placenta Previa.
- Preeclampsia / High Blood Pressure
- Down Syndrome./ Genetic Abnormalities with the baby
- Premature birth.
- Infant low birth weight.
- Stillborn child.
- Heavy bleeding after delivery.
Tips for getting pregnant.
Here are a few tips to conceive a child:
- Quit smoking because that affects the eggs.
- Watch your diet and eat food rich in protein and omega fatty acids.
- Maintain a healthy weight, that is, your body mass index should be less than 25.
- Keep a check on your caffeine and alcohol intake.
The best odds of getting pregnant is when you are 25 years or less. But due to the change in the lifestyles that is not possible. Make sure you plan a child atleast before 30 years.