A woman’s age is the most important factor in fertility. We are born with all the eggs we will ever have, and as we age, they decline in quantity and quality.
Women are most fertile before the age of 30 years old. At 35, a woman’s fertility starts to decline significantly, and by 40 years, fertility is about half of what it was in your 20’s.
A viable pregnancy requires healthy sperm from a male to successfully penetrate the woman’s egg and for that egg to successfully implant in the lining of the uterus. A problem at any of these stages will impact on your fertility.
Infertility is defined as 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse without conception.
Come in and talk to our doctors if you have been trying unsuccessfully for pregnancy.
There are many potential factors at play, and our GP’s are best positioned to start investigations and proactively refer on to fertility specialists so you can progress with your family planning journey.