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Best age to conceive

17 February 2016, 10:06

A woman’s fertility peaks at the age of 24.

There is a gradual decrease in fertility after the age of 30, so a couple may take longer to conceive, or have to face problems of sub-fertility.

More pregnant women in this age group will have undergone fertility treatment.

It is not impossible or bad for a woman to fall pregnant if she is in her late thirties or forties, but one should take into account that there could be more complications.

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These complications are usually the result of other diseases that are more common in older people like hypertension and diabetes.

There is also a greater chance of chromosomal abnormalities.

Fortunately chromosomal abnormalities can be detected in the first half of pregnancy with a screening test (triple test or nuchal translucency followed by a definitive test: amniocentesis and karyotyping).

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