AGE AND YOUR EGGS
Each woman is born with a finite and unique number of eggs, ready to mature and be released over her lifetime. This egg supply is referred to as your “ovarian reserve.”
NUMBER OF EGGS
On average, we are born with 1-2 million eggs, and by age 30, that number can drop by at least 90 percent. By the time women reach the age of 40, they can have ten times fewer eggs stored in their ovaries than when they were 25 years old. No two women are alike; you may have more or less eggs than another woman of the same age.
EGG QUALITY: CHANCE OF PREGNANCY
It’s not just about the quantity of eggs, it’s also about quality. Egg quality rapidly declines after the age of 35, leading to an increased risk of fertility and chromosomal issues. This is especially important to consider when it comes to future fertility planning even after the birth of your first baby.