Women, unlike men, are born with a limited number of eggs that are used up over time.
To better understand it, it is important to know that a woman from the time she is in the womb, that is, a fetus, already has around 6 to 4 million eggs, a number that is reduced by 80% at birth, that is, when The baby only has 2 to 3 million oocytes. At puberty each menstrual cycle will lose about 1,000 eggs each month until menopause.
In this sense, the most fertile age of a woman ranges from 16 to 30 years, after 35 the quantity and quality of the eggs decreases exponentially and irreversibly.
However, this does not apply to all women, good lifestyle habits can also help preserve our fertility.
Factors that can decrease our fertility
In addition, having a low ovarian reserve does not mean that we will not be able to have children nor does it influence quality, but it is important to know what state it is in to be able to make decisions for the future.
Factors such as stress, obesity, smoking, endometriosis, medical treatments such as chemotherapy among others, can decrease a woman's ovarian reserve.
Know your ovarian reserve at Celagem
Every day we receive cases of women looking for fertility treatments, after years of trying to be mothers, and they ask why no one told them that their fertility decreases with age.To know in what state your ovarian reserve is, it is necessary to perform an analysis of the antimullerian hormone, which allows us to identify the quantity and quality of the eggs.