There is plenty of evidence that both male and female fertility declines with age and 35 years being a milestone. This doesn’t have to be a limiting factor, however your nutrition and lifestyle habits from your teens all the way up to your mid thirty’s may influence your ability to conceive. The sooner you start engaging in a fertile friendly lifestyle the slower the fertility aging process. Even if you are not planning a baby immediately there is much you can do to maintain or improve your current fertility status. Smoking habits, alcohol consumption, exercise routine, body weight and diet are all relevant. The oldest woman in my clinic who conceived naturally was 45 years and the oldest IVF patient was 49, so don’t let a number stop you when you are willing to makes changes to have a family.
‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is now’ – Chinese Proverb.