Frequently Asked Questions
QWhen does a woman’s fertility start to decline?
Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center, explains when a woman’s fertility is at its peak, and when it starts to begin to rapidly decline.
QCan women in their 40s still have children?
Many women in their early forties want to have children. Fertility specialist Dr. Hal Danzer, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center, talks about the problems faced by women who want to conceive in their 40’s.
QAre women between 35-40 still fertile?
A woman is born with all the eggs she’ll have in her lifetime. As women age, the chances of conceiving start to drop off significantly starting in their 30s.
It’s a statistic that concerns many women 35 and older. But Jean Twenge, author of the article “How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?” in The Atlantic says women in this age group don’t need to panic. “That period between 35 and 40 is more fertile than many people believe,” she said. Twenge, who had her third child at 40, says much of the research women fear the most is based on old data.
To discuss your fertility situation and potential options for conception, schedule a consultation with a fertility specialist at one of our clinics in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles, Pasadena, or Santa Barbara.