I want to get pregnant

I want to get pregnant

A woman can get pregnant approximately between the ages of 15 and 45. However, her chances vary within this reproductive phase. Biologically speaking, a woman has her «most fertile» years between 25 and 30. Getting pregnant might take a while; even for a healthy and young couple. It is recommended to seek medical advice, if there is no pregnancy within a year. There is no denying the fact that it is harder to get pregnant after the age of 40. Chromosomal deficiencies are more frequent in mature eggs, increasing the risk of miscarriage or birth defects. If you want to get pregnant at a more mature age, talk to your gynaecologist.

Difficulties in conceiving are not that uncommon. About one in six couples remain childless due to a fertility disorder in one of the partners. Check your fertility with your doctor or in a special clinic. It can help to have the support of a psychologist or a counsellor in this difficult situation. Obviously, a healthy and stress-free lifestyle will also have a positive effect on your fertility.

We also recommend the sections Foster families and Adoptive family in the chapter Family Diversity for further reading.

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