Fertility over 35 questions

If you have a question about Fertility over 35 & 40 you might find an answer below. 

When you’re considering or having fertility treatment, you’re bound to have lots of questions. We’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions below, but if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, get in touch  – we’ll do what we can to help.

Secondary Infertility Over 35

Unfortunately a previous pregnancy isn't an indicator that you will or will not have success conceiving for a second time. Very often we see 'secondary infertility' where a patient has been able to conceive successfully but when trying for another baby are not successful. Secondary infertility has a number of causes which need to be investigated to diagnose

Fertility Changes Over 35

The biggest change is the quality (normally means chromosome status) of eggs, big decline after 36. Could be a number of other things too in that there is an efficiency issue with with either of your reproductive systems that might be sensible to check out.

Egg Freezing Advice for Over 35

It is very good advice to freeze eggs as early as possible - but good advice is needed as to give yourself the best chance, it would be good to have around 20 eggs frozen Fertility declines quite sharply after 36.

Improve Your Fertility Chances at 40

This does entirely depend on whether you're undergoing IVF or not? If not then our top tips to conceive page on the CARE website is a great place to start /

Fertility Spike at 40?

We are not aware of any scientific proof of this. All evidence shows that women's fertillity declines significantly after the age of 39.

Improve Egg Quality at 40

Yes, if you have a BMI of over 30 we would strongly recommend you reduce to this level. This is for reasons of increased hormone production that can act in a similar way to the contraceptive pill.

What are My Odds to Conceive at 40?

Quite dramatically. The quality of eggs in your 40s compared to your 20s is considerably lower and up to 80% of your eggs can be considered 'chromasomaly abnormal' which will not lead to a successful pregnancy, compared to up to 50% in your 20s.

Thank you for your interest in our Frequently Asked Questions section. Please note that all the answers we give you are on a general basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without a complete knowledge of your medical history. For a more detailed response, tailored to your needs, we advise you to have a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.