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Fertility Specialist said 30 is the magical number:

If you're thinking of having another baby, do it before you get to 30.
By Motherpedia
Date: July 05 2015
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Gynecologist Professor Geeta Nargund asked to include fertility as a subject in the school curriculum of the British educational institutes.

In her letter, she said that people can control their fertility by knowing about the harm of suspending parenthood.   

Gynecologist Professor Geeta Nargund asked to include fertility as a subject in the school curriculum of the British educational institutes.

The witness of the letter, Mail on Sunday, revealed that Prof Nargund elaborated that fertility problems are being the reason for unusual liability on NHS. This is because of the rapidly increasing number of women going through IVF treatment in the age of 30s and 40s.


“Being the witness of the women who entered shock after knowing they had left behind the age of starting a family was too hurtful”, said Prof Nargund.

“Many women confronted this fact as a harsh surprise for the rest of their lives. In this perspective imparting knowledge about fertility to the people has become essential through education.”

“As the fertility of a woman starts declining after 30, so normally she should start thinking of making a family before getting 30.”

Professor Geeta Nargund is one of the best fertility consultants at St George’s Hospital, London. She emphasizes on fertility education and considers it “necessary for women especially as it will help in delivering babies in the limits of the NHS budget.”

A majority of people were unware of the harmful side effects of smoking, drug addiction and excess alcohol intake on their fertility, added Prof Nargund.

“Even women who are educated do not know much about fertility,” further discussed.

At the age of 29, Prof Nargund, who is now 55, started a family with her husband when she was working as a subordinate doctor, reported by the Mail on Sunday.

Talking about Annegret Raunigk, a German teacher, who being 65, gave birth to quadruplets.

Living in Berlin, Ms Raunigk, was already the mother of 13 children by five fathers. The age of children started from 9 and reached up to 44.


AP Source: AFP, the picture of Annegret Raunigk holding her daughter, Leila, in Berlin, Germany. This picture was taken on November 3, 2005. Being 65 years old, she gave birth to quadruplets.

She flew from Germany to abroad for implanting donated fertilized eggs into her body. However, this donation procedure is illegal in Germany.

All the doctors criticized her decision of having fertilized eggs implanted because of the doubt that whether her body will be able to bear four children or not.

Despite all this Annegret Raungik did not lose her courage and said, “The doctors can take my decision in whatever perspective but I will take it the way I think it is right.”

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