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Question: I am 37 and my doctor has suggested that if I want to have children I shouldn't delay trying to conceive. Isn't it possible to have children well into our forties these days?

 

Answer:

Many women assume it's safe to postpone having a baby until they are in their late 30s or 40s. However, age is the single most important factor affecting fertility and advanced maternal age is the most common reason women fail to conceive naturally or with assisted reproductive technologies.