Until what age can I get pregnant? [How to calculate your fertility]
And you… 🤔🎂🤰 How old do you think? There is no perfect age that is the same for everyone. But #KnowledgeIsSuccess and that’s why we explain how to calculate, or even know exactly your own limit.
Dr. Otto Paredes, Creafam Fertility expert, tells us a little about the limits of fertility with and without treatments, consider the factors that affect your fertility and make your life plan.
We are asked all the time until what age can you have children and I think the answer to this question depends on how we ask it… Why, for example:
The Guinness record for having a child WITHOUT fertility treatment is held by the English Dawn Brooke, she was 59 years old when she had her child naturally.
But if we refer to the maximum age using IVF treatment, Erramatti Mangamma, from India, was 74 years old when she had twins. Yes, twins!
However, we at Creafam would never do treatment at such an advanced age, the mother had many complications and it is a fact that the twins will not have their parents when they are older, in fact their father suffered a heart attack the day after birth .
The real question is how do I know until what age can I get pregnant? With and without treatment.
To obtain the answer, there are two options: go to Creafam and have us tell you your exact age at the diagnostic consultation, or make a trial estimate.
I obviously recommend coming to Creafam, through an ultrasound we see how your eggs are, your hormone levels can be measured and we tell you your maximum age and suggestions for planning your pregnancies.
But if you prefer to estimate on trial, the first thing to do is ask your direct relatives; your parents, uncles, grandparents and their siblings up to what age they had their last pregnancy, and the maximum age that they tell you, we will take that as a basis for this exercise.
For this video we will take into account Dawn Brooke’s age as the maximum possible naturally.
That’s why even if a man has a vasectomy and his semen no longer has sperm in it, it maintains its white color. The semen looks completely normal and healthy, but it cannot achieve a pregnancy.
If you or your partner smoke daily, we will subtract 5 years.
If you have metabolic syndrome or are overweight, we subtract another 5 years.
If you already had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or a complicated pregnancy, we would have to remove another 5 years.
If you have had irregular periods, let’s say more than 3 months without going down even if it was only occasional we would subtract another 5 years.
If you suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroidism or cancer, you would have to subtract 5 years.
There are other factors that can have a positive influence, for example, most women start their menstruation at 11 years of age, but if your menarche was delayed, your fertility expectation would go up the same number of years.
The good thing is that today’s generations tend to live longer than grandparents, and in general if you eat well, exercise and have your annual gynecological check-ups. With the right medications, mitochondrial supplements, and in vitro fertilization, we can improve your fertility outlook by about a decade, even helping you overcome obstacles that would have previously been impossible.
For example, if you had to take chemotherapy against cancer, you can come and freeze your eggs before the chemo and when you are in better health your eggs would still be healthy and in perfect condition.