When a girl reaches puberty, she lays between 300,000 and 400,000 eggs. What happens to the remaining eggs? Before puberty, more than 10,000 fertilized eggs die each month.
How many eggs do women lose in a month after puberty?
It is a good thing that the number of fertilized eggs that die per month decreases after puberty. After starting the menstrual cycle, a woman loses about 1,000 fertilized eggs each month, says Dr. Sherman Silber, author of “Beating Your Biological Clock.” That is about 30 to 35 eggs a day.
So far, scientists are not sure what triggers the loss of fertilized eggs. But they know that it is not influenced by things that humans can control. It is not affected by your hormones, birth control pills, pregnancy, health supplements or chocolate intake.
How many fertilized eggs do women have in their 30s?
According to the number, when a woman reaches the age of 32, her fertility begins to decline and declines rapidly after the age of 37. By the time she reaches 40, her fertility will be about 3 percent lower than her chances of conceiving. But the production of fertilized eggs is an exception, which in some cases leads to the possibility of twins.
Why does the quality of fertilized eggs decrease as women get older?
It is said a lot about number of fertilized eggs a woman has. But what about quality?
One month before ovulation, your fertilized egg begins to divide. Older eggs are more likely to be lost during this division, making them contain abnormal chromosomes. This is why the chances of getting pregnant decrease and other growth abnormalities increase as you get older.
You can easily think of your fertilized egg as a small army. The strongest troops are in the front line. A few years later, your fertilized egg is released from the ovary or lost, and as you get older, you there will be left with poor quality eggs.
Tips that can help women to get pregnant in older age
If you are worried that your pregnancy time is getting shorter, then all you can think about is freezing your fertilized egg or choosing an Elective Fertility Preserve (EFP). According to a source, your chances of conceiving with your frozen egg are better if you freeze it before you are 35 years old.
In addition, other reproductive technologies, such as In Vitro Fertilization, are also allowing women in their 40s and 50s to become pregnant. But note that doing IVF with your own fertilized egg is unlikely to be a viable option for infertile women and are over 40 years old. However, fertilized eggs donated by young women can be used to enable women between the ages of 40 and 50 to successfully conceive.
So, talk to your doctor early and more often about pregnancy plans and how fertility can change over time. You just know you still have an option of having children.