An article featured in the Telegraph today discusses how the general drop in fertility is not as great as we are sometimes led to believe. It talks about how a lot of articles we read on fertility are based on some very old statistics and that statistics based on studies carried out in the 20th century are actually much more positive about pregnancies occurring in women over 35. One 2004 study of 770 European women found that 82 per cent of 35- to 39-year-olds would conceive within a year if they had sex once a week, compared with a very similar 86 per cent of 27- to 34-year-olds.
A very interesting point is made that states its not actually our age that makes it more difficult to conceive it is more down to our level of health. This is something I see in my clinic time and time again. If a couples health is too compromised then reproduction moves down to the bottom of the bodies priority list. In most Eastern countries when couples decide they would like a baby they take 6-12 months preparing their body first, ie: clearing up their diet, reducing stress levels, taking in herbs and supplements, improving their lifestyle, cutting out toxins and exercising more regularly. Following this preparation their body is in tip top condition to fall pregnant more easily. I’m sure if we in the west also did this as a general rule, very few people would have any problems falling pregnant exactly when they wanted to. To read the article in full click here.