For the past 30 years have seen a steady increase in the average age of the parents.
This suggests that more and more couples postpone childbearing for later. In some countries, special gaining popularity cryogenic freezing of reproductive cells, which allows to delay the moment of fatherhood, according to Know and Conversation.
Fortunately, each of us has the right to decide when to have a baby, but always consider three factors: the health of the future child, fertility and financial component.
According to some, children born to mothers over 35 and fathers older than 45 years, the Cup of suffering from genetic and neurodegenerative disorders: schizophrenia and autism.
In addition, childbirth in adulthood may be accompanied by complications at the mother and child.
According to the researchers, most healthy couples it takes about a year of active sexual life to conceive a child. On average, one in seven couples has problems with plodovitost, and usually is a matter of age.
The doctors tried to calculate the risks of a delayed pregnancy by means of computer simulation. According to them, the chances of conceiving a healthy child between 30 and 35 years 9% less than in younger age.
Therefore, scholars argue, the “right” age to have children in accordance with our biological clock, is up to 35 years for women and 40 years for men.
However, more than 75% of young people underestimate the impact of the biological clock in male and female fertility. The problem is that only 27 % of doctors discuss the age factor affecting health.
Doctors claim that it is necessary to raise awareness about the risks of late pregnancy. As many people may not be aware of possible future problems in the children born after this age.