As a common woman in society, yes, I do. But as a medical student and a nurse by profession, I do not really feel the ticking of biological clock. Typically, the biological clock has to do with a woman’s reproductive years – the time when she can have babies. The accepted age is up to 35.
The best time to have babies is of course between 20s and 30s. A woman is young and has the vigor to have babies then. Sadly, the scary trend we have been noticing is that women are opting for their first pregnancy at around 32-33 years.
Having a baby after 35 is wrought with problems: fertility count goes down, lifestyle diseases like diabetes and blood pressure have to be factored in and the risk of abnormal births is high.
According to the Journal of Human Reproduction, a woman of 35 with an older partner would have 20 percent chance of conceiving in any month. Many researchers feel that decline with age during the reproductive years is continuous.
If we want to find out roughly how much ‘time’ left in which to become pregnant, see your doctor about getting your Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels checked. This gives you a rough estimate of the amount of hormone produced by your eggs. If your levels are high, this indicates you still have lots of eggs left (and therefore time). If your levels are lower, you may want to consider converting that second bedroom into a nursery sooner rather than later.