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What I should have read about fertility in my 20’s

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As a woman grows older, she starts to think about whether it is time for her to have a baby. Of course, except for the fact that she might be over 35, there are other circumstances that play a role in the matter. Is she single? If not, is the other half willing to become a parent as well? Is the partner the one that she wants to grow a family with? All these questions add a lot of doubts to the initial question.

And it is ironic enough that in the most fertile ages, usually what most women are trying is NOT to get pregnant, rather than making it happen. And those are the ages that, even if there is a fertility problem, time is by their side. However, after the age of 35, fertility levels “drop off a cliff” which makes the chances of conceiving naturally very low. At least theoretically.

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So, what should we do so that we won’t come up to a point where we say “do I have time?”

Should we start having our testing early in life, so in case we will be experiencing difficulties, something that is possible at any age, we will have more time to sort it out?

Should we freeze our eggs when we are young?

Should we not get stressed about it, because technology has grown tremendously in the last decades and the success stories about older mums having babies are not rare at all anymore?

Even if there is definitely not an exact scientific answer to that question, there sure is point in which technology plays a very important role. But there is also a truth that we should never forget. First of all, as long as woman is ovulating, the chances of conceiving are always there and more importantly, a family should grow when the couple is ready and not under the pressure of “how long do I have?”.

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