Age 40 to 44
With advancing age, studies have shown egg quality and quantity decline. In the 40 to 44 age bracket it’s harder to conceive and to stay pregnant. The uterine lining thins and blood supply to it decreases with age, making it more difficult for the egg to implant.
The chance of pregnancy for a woman aged 40 years and over is only five per cent per menstrual cycle. Ageing eggs are thought to be the cause.
45 and over
At the age of 45, a woman’s likelihood of getting pregnant is no more than 3% or 4% percent.
Definitions with the help of State Government of Victoria – Better Health Channel.
Did you know women are born with their entire egg supply and, as time passes, these eggs become less viable!