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Women who are older than 30 have hardly passed their prime! Yet, messages about declining fertility are all around, and many ladies are worried that getting pregnant after 30 may be harder than getting pregnant at 20.

Most women will not have anything to worry about until they are much older than 30, but if you are stressed about your chances of conceiving there are quite a few things you can do to feel more in control. What are they?

Live a healthy life!

Living a healthy life is the biggest favor any person can do to their fertility. Everybody knows that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are bad ideas when you are trying to get pregnant. But eating well (no fast food!), and exercising regularly improves your overall health and your fertility too. You can also prepare for pregnancy by getting screened for any vitamin and mineral deficiencies you may have, and by taking folic acid supplements which boost your fertility, but also help prevent birth defects once you get pregnant. The same goes for your partner, as well.

Know your cycle

Women who are worried about their chances of getting pregnant will definitely benefit from being familiar with their own menstrual cycle. There are a number of things you can do to make this happen. The most basic form of this is writing the dates of your periods down in a journal. Women can also use an ovulation calendar for more information about when they are likely to be fertile, or go further and take the step of taking regular ovulation tests or charting their own fertility using an online service such as Fertility Friend. If you are between 30 and 35, and even if you are in your late thirties, you will generally find that getting pregnant will not be a problem for you. Good luck!

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