Are you Planning Pregnancy at Age 35 Years or Older

If you are older than 35 - is it difficult getting pregnant? Many women are now delaying getting pregnant and average age to conceive has increase in many countries. The gynecologist in Noida, Dr Uma Mishra discusses the knowledge you must have in this regard.

Dr Uma Mishra

4/11/20233 min read

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Is 35 years tool late to plan pregnancy? Dr Uma Mishra explains.

Planning Pregnancy After 35 years of age?

Many women try for a baby after 35 years of age. About 20-30 per cent of women are reportedly opting for late motherhood in India and in US the percentage is even higher. You may be knowing that celebrity mothers such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor Khan and many more celebs have had their first child after the age of 35. However, there are few special points to take care if you are planning for a baby after age of 35 years.

 Women ask about challenges and risks associated in getting pregnant after 35 years of age. In this article major areas of concerns and remedies are highlighted.

Fertility declines significantly after 35 years of age:

Women above 35 years of age fine it harder to get pregnant in many cases. You are most fertile in your 20s and fertility in women starts to decline faster after the age of 30. Hence, postponing pregnancy to after 35 without some significant reason is not advised. If you are over 35 years of age and trying to get pregnant for six months or more but yet not successful, you should consult a good Gynaecologist to discuss your fertility.

As a thumb rule, the older you and your partner become, You may take a longer time to conceive.

Reason of declining fertility with age?

As you get older, the egg reserve in your ovary goes on reducing. In addition, fertilization of eggs of higher age is also difficult. Thus, with at age of 30 years the fertility start declining sharply and at 35 years of age, it is reduced to a considerably low level in most of the women. However, individual assessment through Gynecologist can provide you the actual status in your case.

How should you improve chances of getting pregnant?

·         Understand your menstrual cycle and start trying for pregnancy accordingly: All days are not equally good for trying for pregnancy. The average cycle is 28 days. If your menstrual cycle is regular, then 2 weeks before the start of your next cycle is the time when you ovulate or your egg is ready. You should start trying for pregnancy from that day. You can prepare a chart with the help of your Gynecologist.

  •    Maintain Good overall health of you and your partner

  •   Get into Heathy Habits- Quit smoking, Avoid Drinking

  •   Maintain Healthy Weight Range

  • Take Healthy Diet

  • Check and get treatment of STDs, if any

  • Consult Gynaecologist (Gynecologist) and get any disease or disorder affecting fertility treated

At clinic of Dr Uma Mishra, MBBS, MD we help women of Noida, Noida Extension, and nearby areas to enhance their chances through individualized assessment, advise and treatments. Book a consultation today to get pregnant as per your plans.


A good Gynaecologist after careful evaluation of history and diagnostic test results, may advise you to get individualized treatment. Don’t delay the consultation in case of delay in conception because with age the chances are further going to decrease so you should not waste the precious time.

Typical tests prescribed to are Fertility Tests of both partners. Apart from that checks for STI is done and in some cases Ultrasound is also advised. The treatment options varies from case to case, however, it may include Hormone Therapy, Artificial Insemination, IVF, etc.

Discuss the probability of getting pregnant with current course of Treatment and also further course of action with your Gynaecologist.

Is there increase antenatal care required for pregnant women over 35 years of age?

Yes. Get yourself checked and reviewed through expert Gynecologist whether your pregnancy is High-Risk Pregnancy or not. Particularly see for gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and the chance of twins. Genetic Counselling /testing may also be required in some cases.

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