When should you start trying?

When should you start trying?

A computer model can suggest when to start trying for your first.

Pregnancy sex

When should you start trying for a family? If you know how many children you'd like, and whether you would consider or could afford IVF, a computer model can suggest when to start trying for your first.

According to the model, if you're happy with one, then starting by 32 gives you a 90 per cent chance of realising that without IVF. However, if you're set on three it you'd need to start by 23 to have the same chance of success – although that is to be absolutely certain. The average age a woman has her first child is 28 in the UK.

Don't panic; it's not personalised, the data is based on averages, and of course family size and IVF are never going to be the only factors to take into account when starting a family. The idea is to help you make an informed decision and raise awareness of fertility.

See the full table and research findings here.


Related Articles

The future of playgrounds?
The future of playgrounds?
The future of playgrounds? This bizarre-looking contraption could be your child...
Baby talk - an all-important influence?
Baby talk - an all-important influence?
Baby talk - an all-important influence? The way you talk to your baby could...
Young mums 'crowdbirthing'
Labour and Birth
Young mums 'crowdbirthing'
Young mums 'crowdbirthing' Young mums have sparked off a trend of taking in an...
Heathrow to be imaginary friend friendly
Heathrow to be imaginary friend friendly
Heathrow to be imaginary friend friendly Bizarrely, Heathrow airport has...

email block

tips-for-new-mums-how-to-enjoy-christmas-partiesNew Mum

5 tips for new mums: how to enjoy Christmas parties

Christmas the most wonderful time of the year, however, it can be hectic for new mums. With so many festivities...
marine-lloris-precious-momentsCelebrity & Lifestyle

Marine Lloris: "I really like the fact that my girls need me!"

Marine Lloris, founder and owner of Manège en Sucre, a childrenswear fashion and accessories brand, shares her precious parenting moments

How to relieve cramp in your feet when pregnant?

Foot cramp during pregnancy can occur as a result of tight muscles in your legs or back. Find out what...

Win a baby bottle feeding starter set from Nuby worth £90

We've teamed up with Nuby to help you get your baby ready for the bottle. We're offering one lucky winner...

Win one of Three Izmi Baby Toddler Carriers

We've teamed up with Izmi Baby to offer three lucky Gurgle fans the chance to win a super comfy, safe...

Win a family holiday for four to Corsica worth over £5,500

Dreaming of a summer family holiday already? We're offering you the chance to take your little ones on the holiday...