Fertility problems

The biological clock of women


They say that there is a moment in every woman's life when she wants to have children. On any given day, we imagine ourselves as mothers: we see pregnant women everywhere, we drool when a baby on the bus smiles at us, or we discover ourselves browsing newborn clothes or flipping through a maternity magazine in the waiting room of the dentist: this is what they call biological clock.

In our society, women increasingly postpone motherhood, due to the fact that we have assumed more social commitments, we have fully incorporated into the world of work, we study, we become independent. And we highly value stability before deciding to be mothers: job stability (difficult these days), emotional or partner stability, having a home ...

Currently in Spain the average age of having children for women is 32 years, despite the fact that physiologically the woman has her peak of fertility around 25 years of age; and it is after 35 years when it decreases and the risks in pregnancy derived from maternal age increase.

We can think that a 20-year-old woman is psychologically unprepared to have a baby, and the responsibility that its birth brings. Or we can think that a 38-year-old mother will not have the same physical energy, nor the same patience to live the first years of the baby, or that she will be very old when her child is a teenager.

Despite the increased risks associated with the mother's age, it is important to remember that the vast majority of babies are born healthy and, with the exception of chromosomal abnormalities, studies indicate that the risk of congenital malformations in babies born to mature mothers is no greater than for the children of younger mothers.

Perhaps due to the delay in the decision to become parents, the number of visits to assisted reproduction centers has increased, in order to solve fertility problems partly due to the age of the women.

That is why we say that in the decision to have children sooner or later hormones have little to do, but the particularity of each woman, what we put in our balance to weigh the pros and cons of our motherhood at a certain moment in our life.

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