How true is it that its harder to conceive after 30

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have heard quite the opposite. Especially on the Bee. I think if you end up having issues conceiving it’ll probably be less due to your age and maybe more because of other health conditions. I wouldn’t worry too much about it! that only creates more stress and pressure. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

30 is not a big deal.  So I wouldn’t worry about it too much if you are healthy and don’t have issues that you know of.

It is every 5 years after that where things dramatically change

35, 40, and 45… especially so if you haven’t had a previous child / been pregnant before.

35 on… and a whole lot of things come into play… number of vialbe eggs lessen, quality diminishes, your hormones change… and lots of women start the perimenopausal stage.  ALL of that plays havoc with those over 35 statistically.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am 37 and officially it took 10 cycles to conceive but I would say by the time I knew my ovulation pattern I would say it took me 6 cycles. This is our 1st pregnancy.

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Daizy914:  i am 32 and just started trying 2 months ago.

i know plenty of women who conceived after 30.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was on birth control for over 18 years. Went off and conceived on our 4th try, I was 38. Unfortunately, that ended in a miscarriage. Waited a month and started trying again, conceived 3 months later – I got my BFP 2 days after my 39th birthday. I’m currently 8 weeks 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@Daizy914:  I got pregnant the first fertile week we had unprotected. I was 34 and he was 41. I’m 35 now and set to deliver our baby this week!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ll be 30 in a few weeks, and just found out we are pregnant after 3 cycles of trying (two trying really hard). I wouldn’t worry about it too much unless you think you have other health issues to worry about. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

It seems to be a lot of the hysteria about women trying to conceive after 30 is manufactured fear to scare women into motherhood earlier versus forwarding their careers and lifegoals more first. If I get my Phd I’d be 34-35 and I’ve already had ppl tell me not to bother with it because I’d be too old so I should just be happy with what education I have now and start having babies because thats what I’m meant for right?lol being a woman and all *rolls eyes*…Its just scare tactics. It drops sure but not as much as these reports would have you believe. You can have both a career and children or you can wait longer until you feel ready to have kids. Theres no fine line between fertile and not fertile , so don’t worry 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have secondary fertility issues that need to be managed, however I am not officially TTC again until next fall when I will be 32. That will put me at 33 by time of delivery. I have dealt with “thin PCOS” since I was 22 however, so I don’t think age has much to do with it. Both my mother and my MIL were able to concieve several children well into their thirties without any extra assistance. I know it can be done, so the age factor has never been a concern for me. No worries & Good Luck! 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Nothing magically changes when you turn 30, but your fertility slowly begins to decline around 30. One year likely won’t make much of a difference, but the difference between 25 and 35 could be significant. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CherryL:  Seriously. I’m 28 and have my PhD and no job (trying!!). You never know what’s going to happen!! Also, you can definitely have a baby during graduate school, it’s actually probably a good time if you’re ready otherwise Smile

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am 32 and got pregnant on the first try. Though we ultimately lost the baby at 21w due to severe congenital defects, getting and staying pregnant was no problem, and my doctors have told me to expect the same when we start trying again.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@RunnerBride13:  I switched majors with my degree mostly done so thats I’m older for grad school..technically have two undergrads lol….but anyways I’ll wait. There really isn’t a magic line. It declines but it doesn’t go from perfect at 29 to nothing at 30 or perfect at 34 and nothing at 35. Thats just a lot of scare tactics for marketing and whatever. It declines but not enough to worry about

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