How Is Getting Pregnant in Your 30s Different Than in Your 20s?

How Is Getting Pregnant in Your 30s Different Than in Your 20s?

High Chances of Infertility and Miscarriage in Your 30s

Decreased egg quantity and quality is common among women in their 30s. This explains why most of them are more susceptible to infertility and miscarriage.

You are More Likely to Get Healthier Babies in Your 20s

Women in their 20s are less likely to get babies with chromosomal abnormalities. In your 20s, you are also likely to be affected by birth complications, including preterm labor.

You Can Get Twins or Triplets in Your 30s

In your 30s, you are more likely to get twins or triplets whether or not you use reproductive technology.

What Should You Do If You Haven’t Conceived Within a Year?

Consult with your gynaecologist. Your gynaecologist will identify the triggers of your fertility problems and provide safe and effective ways of reclaiming your fertility.

How Does Diet and Lifestyle Factors Impact Fertility in Your 30s?

  • Drug and substance abuse increase the risk for infertility in men and women
  • Being overweight reduces male sperm count and quality
  • Being underweight heightens the risk of premature ovarian failure in women
  • Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can cause fertility problems in men and women
  • Eating a diet high in saturated fats and refined sugars can lead to infertility in men and women
Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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