Up Out of My Face

I’ve been stressing about my fertility and come to think of it, I shouldn’t have.

I’m sure we’ve all heard that once a woman reaches 35, the chances of her getting pregnant significantly decreases. It’s not necessarily good news to a lot of women who start trying to have a family in their mid-to-late thirties. The fact that a woman is officially called AMA – Advanced Maternal Age – when she turns 35 doesn’t help matters, neither.

However, this article pretty much sums up why I need to keep myself in check and stop all the bullshit worrying.

Some highlights from the article:

Studies conducted with actual women during the 21st century show a very different fertility picture. Twenge cites a 2004 study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology that showed 82 percent of women ages 35 to 39 conceived within a year of having sex at least twice a week, not much lower than the 86 percent of women ages 27 to 34 under the same conditions.

And here’s another great one:

Another study Twenge cites was released this year in Fertility and Sterility. It showed that 78 percent of women ages 35 to 40 got pregnant within a year of having sex during their fertile times, compared with 84 percent of women ages 20 to 34. So, there’s a drop, but hardly one that should send women into a “baby panic,” as Twenge calls it.

So I hope this article helps other TTC after 35 moms like me and let me sit on a big brick of ice and calm down.

Kinda like this one...
Kinda like this one…

The last thing I need is to be stressed out on why I’m not getting pregnant when I’m trying to get pregnant.


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