Our expert says:
It is an unusual question and I would try and answer it to the best of my ability. The fact that you fell pregnant so quickly the first and the second time does not mean that trying at a later stage in your life is going to be just as easy. The ability for a couple to conceive every month that they try under normal circumstances in a young early 30 to 35 year-old female is approximately around 15% per cycle per attempt. The older one gets the more difficult it is to conceive and fertility rates certainly fall with age. So by assumption waiting for a few years until you are 42-43 years old would mean that you would probably have difficulty in falling pregnant compared to your first time around. This is caused by ovarian aging as well as poorer quality oocytes. In addition the other thing you need to bear in mind is that as one gets older the incidences of chromosomal abnormalities also increases.
Answered by: Dr. Y. Dasoo
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