The age at which most women have children is skewing older and older, for many reasons, including that women can prioritise their careers and that when in doubt, science can lend a helping hand. However, 35 remains the age at which fertility begins to steeply drop off. The Fertility rate of a woman declined rapidly and this issue remained as the most difficult situation for most modern women across the world, including Malaysia. Although going through IVF significantly increased the chance of pregnancy, it is not without its challenges in women over the age of 35.
So what is the landscape of fertility after 35 and what can women expect? Dr. Helena Lim, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, provides a perspective.