(Closed) The internet is freaking me out! Is it hard to conceive after 30???

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am in the same boat and trying not to worry.  I am 31 and Darling Husband is 38 and we haven’t started trying yet.  I am freaking out about time!  My sister had her first at 34, and her second at 36, so I am using her as my guide.  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We will be having kids at about the same ages as you, and I’m a little worried as well, but I try not to get freaked out about it.  My husband’s aunt just had her first child at 42!!  She didn’t have any complications, and has a happy, healthy, baby boy.  🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 38 and just went off the pill. Not ideal but its what I got 🙂 

i have friends who needed IVF at 23. I have 2 friends who got pregnant on their first try at 41. 

The Internet freaks people out. Stop reading it! Yes, there are more risked as you get older, but the difference between 29 and 31 is minimal. Unless you already know you’ll have trouble conceiving, don’t worry about it too much 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@capergrrl:  While its true your fertility drops by approx 80%  in your 30s, it’s not likely to be any more difficult to conceive until your mid-late 30s. If you are that worried, go see a dr. They can tell you how your levels are.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Atrium at the Curtis Center

I had zero issues conceiving, and I’m 32.  I wouldn’t worry about it! 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@capergrrl:  No, I wouldn’t worry. Do you have any signs that you have fertility problems? If not, I don’t think it’s a concern. I am not sure it’s a concern so much about conception as it is birth defects after age 35. If it makes you feel any better, my mom had me at 36 and my sister at 40… she did have a miscarriage in between us (but that’s pretty normal), and she didn’t take long to get pregnant either time. We’re perfectly healthy etc.

I would definitely wait until you’re at least out of debt before TTC.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It’s different for every woman. Some women can conceive easily well into their 30’s and even early 40’s, while other women such as myself are infertile from the get go and will need fertility assistance to conceive at all. Like a PP said, if you are truly concerned about it, visit a doctor and have your fertility assessed.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

most of my friends had their first kid when they were about 35. none of them had a hard time conceiving. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I stressed a about this too. I’m 33 so i was worried it would take forever. Well..We got pregnant on our honeymoon right after going off BC! 32 weeks today and baby is doing great!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

So they say… IDK, I do not want to start trying until at least 33-36.  (I’m 26 this year.)  We shall see!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My mom conceived my sister at 34 and me (without even trying!) at 39. I know that’s not universal, but some women definitely stay very fertile!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@capergrrl:  nope!  Men can have children until they are creepily old!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Don’t worry. I got married when I was 32 and got pregnant on our honeymoon. : )

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