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Does fertility ‘fall off a cliff’ as you enter your fifth decade?


by Amanda Cassidy
12th Dec 2023

The number of women having children later in life is on the rise and advances in fertility treatment mean many women in their 40s are falling pregnant and having healthy babies.

“Everyone told me it was going to be tough but nothing prepares you for the yearning that comes when you want to have a baby at a later stage of life,” explains Audrey. The 43-year-old, who met her husband five years ago, has been trying unsuccessfully for a baby for four years. She has just finished her sixth cycle of fertility treatment and is determined not to give up yet. “I know I’m supposed to...

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