Why Age Matters
Fertility Age Factor
Age in Years
Unfortunately, the “biological clock” is not just a myth.
- Your fertility starts to decline from about age 30
- As you get older, the chances that you’ll conceive go down, while the likelihood of infertility goes up
- It’s not just about the number of eggs you have; it’s also about the quality of those eggs.
Unfortunately a greater percentage of “good eggs” are lost earlier.
- For most 30-year old women, only 12% of their eggs have the potential to become babies.
- By age 40, only 4% of those eggs remain.