Trying to Get Pregnant After 30

Pregnant After 30

There may not be a perfect age to get pregnant but there are both advantages and disadvantages to having a baby at various ages.

Some prefer having kids at a younger age while others want some life experienceunder their belt before bringing children into the world.

Below is a list of the pros and cons of trying to get pregnant after the age of 30.

Pros

Stability

Women in their 30s are typically more established, both emotionally and financially. Marriage may have already taken place and a solid career is underway. Being financially secure lessens stress and makes it easier to get pregnant.

Healthy Lifestyle

Women in their 30s and nearing their 40s are more likely to take care of themselves than teens and early 20s aged women. Most realize they won’t be young forever and they must start caring what they eat and how they move. Exercise and nutrition play an important role in getting pregnant.

Time

Time is not the enemy when it comes to having a baby in your 30s. Some women, who have finished college and established careers, find it a blessing to be able to walk away and stay home with their child. With time comes less stress which can help in the fertility process.

Cons

Fertility

During your 20s you are the most fertile you will ever be in your life. In fact, most women between the ages of 20-24 are some of the most fertile on the planet. As time goes on, the fertility level decreases. Let’s face it, when you are young it is easier to get pregnant. While 30 is not considered to be old, egg viability decreases.

Physical Problems

Women aged 35 and above are more likely to have physical problems such as hypertension, arthritis, and typical aches and pains that are not as common in women in their 20s. These problems may lead to stress, causing difficulties when trying to conceive.

Birth Defects

Fear of the unknown may cause women in their 30s to forego the idea of getting pregnant. There is a higher risk for birth defects as a woman ages. There is also a higher rate of miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, and stillbirths in women over 30. The impact of this knowledge may result in women avoiding pregnancy at this age.

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