Just because you won’t be having a baby anytime soon doesn’t mean you don’t have to care about your fertility right now.
According to him, your odds of success when it comes to childbearing decrease with each passing year.
“Age is the major cause of fertility problems in women. The older they get, the fewer the number of healthy eggs they produce,” he says. “The normal monthly success rate for couples trying to conceive naturally at 25 years of age is approximately 20 percent.”
He points out that once a woman is 36 years old, her chances of conceiving naturally are half of what they were when she was 20, and by the time she’s 41, her chances of getting pregnant dip to just four percent.
Sure, you may not intend to have a baby that late—but it doesn’t change the fact that it gets harder every year. Here are six things he recommends doing so your odds of having a baby are better when you eventually try for one.