Diagnose and treat fertility killing diseases like diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis. Devise a healthy diet and exercise routine. Get fertility tests done to check ovarian follicles. Indulge in safe sex to avoid gonorrhea, chlamydia, and other such ailments that may cause infertility. Take multivitamins rich in folic acid and avoid smoking.
When you are at the mid-30s and you don’t have a baby, the fear of losing the chance of conceiving after the 40s will haunt you for sure. Moreover, off late, every new article that comes up relating to infertility suggest that with every passing of the year the female fertility drop.
Let’s put it in statistics. Women reach their reproductive peak in their 20s, and by age 35, the risk of infertility bumps up to 20%. But considering the fact that every individual have a different biological clock, some women can get pregnant easily even at their 40s.
How To Preserve Your Fertility Even After 40?
To maintain fertility after 40, the first thing that you should do is to be in good shape medically. Fertility killing diseases like diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or endometriosis—under control; diagnosing and treating STDs; and devising a healthy diet and exercise plan.
All women are born with a certain number of eggs, and they lose them over their reproductive life span. At some point, about 10 years before the onset of menopause, the number drops to a level where your fertility is compromised. But there are fertility tests that can gauge how many eggs are still sitting on the bench waiting for their turn at bat. The best ones are an ultrasound to count the number of follicles in your ovaries and a blood test to check your hormone levels at certain points in your cycle.
If you contract an STD such as gonorrhea or chlamydia and it goes untreated, it can lead to a serious condition called pelvic inflammatory disease, which can scar the fallopian tubes, causing infertility. So get tested regularly—and make sure your partners do, too.
Every woman of reproductive age even if you’re not actively trying to get pregnant should take a multivitamin containing folic acid as it improves fertility by stimulating ovulation and giving an embryo essential proteins needed for survival.
Important note: these are the basic things that you should avoid as they are considered as the trigger to infertility.
– Smoking cigarettes
– Chemotherapy or radiation
– Diseases of the ovaries
Edited By: Vivek Chhetri