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Is there an ‘ideal’ age to be a mother? Gynecologist Fernández del Bas gives us the answer

One of the most important decisions made in life is to have a child. Once taken, it’s time to find the best moment.

Many women wonder how they will combine their work and personal life with being a mother. Furthermore, it is decisive, if you want biological children, to take into account your fertile age.

Therefore, to know If there is an ‘ideal’ moment and what it would be In order to become a mother, we spoke with Dr. Fernández del Bas, a specialist in integrative and functional gynecology.

The expert explains to magasIN that Every woman has a better age to be a mother, or not.

“If we focus on the purely medical, between 20 and 30 years old would be the most appropriate. “While it is true that currently the next decade, between 30 and 40, is when the majority of Spanish women have their first child, and there are even many women who begin their forties with a first pregnancy.”

Along these lines, Dr. Sarah Matthews told the BBC that, from a biological perspective, according to all research, the best age to have a lower risk of complications in pregnancy and postpartum is between 25 and 30 years old.

Furthermore, a study of University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology specified that the chances of a woman becoming pregnant at age 25 are 18% and the percentage decreases to 7% when she reaches 40 years of age.

However, new studies such as the Southern California University point to the 1930s as the best time for economic and social factorssuch as greater job stability.

Determining factors

Dr. Fernández del Bas says that The factors that determine the ‘best time’ There are multiple and all that we can imagine: from medical (the oocytes of a 20-year-old woman do not have the same quality as those of a 45-year-old), to psychological, economic, etc.

“In the end, each woman decides, if she wants it (let’s remember that motherhood is an option and not an imposition), when the best time is,” she says.

And he continues: “What I always remember when consulting my patients over 30 years of age or those with diseases that can put their fertility at risk (endometriosis, oncological processes…) is that they should always take into account the option of Oocyte vitrification or ‘oocyte freezing’‘. “In this way, the decision to become a mother may depend on other factors than just our ‘biological clock.'”

Prepare for pregnancy

Once the decision to be a mother has been made, the doctor recommends that we undergo a gynecological examination and that we discuss the decision with her.

“Probably, he will recommend a preconception nutritional supplement. In my case, being an integrative gynecologist, I usually accompany with a detection of heavy metals and other more precise analyzes to develop a precoception protocol specially designed for the patient,” says Fernández del Bas.

Furthermore, he emphasizes that it is very important to begin with “awareness of our pelvic floor, given that pregnancy and childbirth are risk factors for developing pathology at that level.”

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