When should we consult a doctor about fertility?
The odds of having a baby
Pregnancy is a result of a complex combination of factors and events. Even when everything works perfectly, conception can take time – and luck.
A healthy 30-year-old woman has about a 20% chance in a given month to get pregnant.1 Theoretically, about 90% of couples can expect to conceive during the first year of attempting to become pregnant.2
However fertility declines with age. After the age of 35, women experience physiological changes, which contribute to a significant decline in fertility.3
- Infertility is defined as the failure to achieve a successful pregnancy after twelve months or more of regular unprotected intercourse.4
- After the age of 35 medical evaluation may be warranted after six months.4