Fertility vs. Aging: What Really Happens?

DON’T RUN! This isn’t another lecture from your parents! (We *definitely* won’t ask you when you’re planning on getting pregnant.)

BUT, it’s no secret that as we get older, things begin to change. Our responsibilities build and we have to think about things we never in a million years thought we would have to think about. Reproductive health is one of those topics that is so often overlooked until much later in life. Times have definitely changed from the baby boomers generation as more and more women are choosing to have children after the age of 30. And why not! With more women than ever in thriving careers, searching for Prince Charming is often put on the backburner. Unlike your eager Grandmother, we understand that life moves at our own pace. If only the female reproductive system shared in the same belief.

Aging and fertility

Research suggests that peak efficiency of the reproductive system occurs in your early 20’s. Following that, fertility gradually declines in women over 30, particularly after the age of 35 as the quantity and quality of a woman’s egg reserve decreases. A woman in her early 30’s will have only 10% of her egg reserve left which can decline to 2% in her late 30’s, making it that much harder to conceive. Put into another perspective, each month a healthy fertile woman tries for conception there is only a 20% chance of getting pregnant.  That means that for every 100 fertile 30-year-old women trying to get pregnant, 20 will be successful and the other 80 will not.

Now, you’re probably telling yourself that you’re too young to have to worry about this stuff. But in this case, it might be better to stay ahead of the game. “The female reproductive system ages to the point of failure at a relatively young age” (just what every woman wants to hear…). With age, every cell is breaking down, which is why our laugh lines begin to show and yes you guessed it... our egg cells do not function as efficiently as they used to. Fertility can also be compromised in young adults as a result of poor diet and unhealthy habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and unmanaged stress. Research has indicated that poor lifestyle can actually worsen the aging process on egg cells and even cause poor egg cell quality.

Fertility and ageing

Now, don’t freak out! Every body is different, and the aging process affects everyone in different ways! The most effective way to take charge of your fertility is to educate yourself (like you’re doing, go you!) and be proactive with your reproductive health. There are ways to help preserve your cells and support a healthy aging process by providing your body with what it needs to thrive! That's where vitamins and antioxidants come in! Including an all natural supplement designed to support women's overall health (including reproductive health) can give you the opportunity to choose your own timeline. Live life on your own terms, and take charge of those babymaking decisions! Did we mention FERTILIFY is designed to do just that? FERTILIFY is perfect for those looking to stop dreaming of diapers or those simply wanting to keep the option open. You’re welcome!