Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Have You Thought About Your Fertility Lately?

The question of when is the right time to start a family is one that comes up often during a medical residency. Some residencies are longer than other, some are shorter. Some people want large families, others small. Some are older than others.

This article was posted on a friends facebook page and I read it enthusiastically... who doesn't love to read about fertility:-)

We had no problems conceiving with our first three children. I mean, the moment we decided to get pregnant was basically when we got pregnant. I was almost 30 with our first one. When we tried this time at 35, for number 4, we assumed it would work exactly as it had in the past. Decide you want to be pregnant and boom, pregnant. It didn't work that way. It took 4-5 months and I was beginning to worry that there was something magical about the age 35 that made getting pregnant more difficult than at 34.

Turns out there is something black magic like about that age, and 40. So when is the best time to start your family? The article suggests if you are between the ages of 26-34 start having babies now!

1 comment:

  1. I had to have a hysterectomy at the age of 28. Traumatizing.
    I have my ovaries but no uterus and it breaks my heart that I am never going to carry one of the misters children in my womb.
    But we are planning on surrogacy and I pray that we find the right person to do this for us... it won't be for awhile... but I am praying it is as easy as it was getting pregnant with my first three ;)
    Do you think you guys will have anymore??

    Off to read the article!


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