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follow By the time you hit puberty, you may have about , left. That matters because the fewer eggs in your ovaries, the lower your odds for conception. Even if you do get pregnant, your older eggs are more likely to have abnormal chromosomes, which may raise your chance of miscarrying your baby. Also, women after 35 are more likely to have problems like endometriosis and uterine fibroids that make it harder for you to get pregnant.
As men age, their sperm tend to swim slower and begin to lose their shape. Some older women trying to conceive may need more than just more time and help from Mother Nature. If so, several types of reproductive medicine may make pregnancy possible. And if you have any medical issues that could hurt your chances of conceiving, your doctor may advise that you get fertility help right away. They may suggest:. The quality of your embryos likely will be highest when taken closest to your most fertile years.