Nature has many ways of keeping us safe and also tends to use its’ resources to maximum effect. In nature a young and healthy mother has a better chance of being healthy and thus keeping her babies safe and healthy. Women are born with a limited number of eggs and lose these eggs every time they ovulate.
In terms of age women below 29 are most fertile with little real change until they reach 35. After 35, fertility drops off significantly but conversely because older women produce more Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), the chances of twins or even multiple births increases.
Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy also becomes more common in the late 30’s and actual health problems for the baby like Down’s syndrome are also more likely.
All in all, pregnancy in your late 30’s is more risky than having a baby in your 20’s, but with the modern pressures brought about by careers and increasing life expectancy, pregnancy in later life is something more and more women are considering.
It’s not surprising that leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to increase your chances of a successful pregnancy.
If you experience problems and are worried about fertility both you and your husband should consult a doctor and get checked for fertility issues. Men can improve sperm count by sensible healthy life choices and there are many treatments available to help women who experience problems that are cause by age related fertility issues.
Keep trying and keep positive!