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Making Baby 3, Part 20: How long does it take to fall pregnant?

29 February 2008

It’s month 5, and I’m not pregnant again. Ah, oh well.

I found some interesting statistics to mull over.

>  Of couples trying to conceive naturally –

20 % will conceive within one month
70 % will conceive within six months
85 % will conceive within a year
90 % will conceive within 18 months
95 % will conceive within two years

>  At the age of 25, a woman’s fertility begins to naturally decline. It decreases rapidly after the age of 35.

>  At the age of 30, a healthy woman has a 20% chance of falling pregnant each month. A 40 year old woman has a 5% chance.

>  It is estimated that 1 in 7 couples have difficulty conceiving.

>  Percentage of births born to an age group are:
5.1% – 19 & under
16.8% – 20-24
30.2% – 25-29
31.0% – 30-34
14.1% – 35-39
2.7% – 40 & over

According to HFEA (Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority) 2005.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in May 2003
American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Age and Fertility. 2003.

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