According to Healthline, women at the age of 45 or above have a 1 percent chance of producing a healthy pregnancy using their own eggs. Women over the age of 35 should consult with a reproductive endocrinologist if pregnancy does not occur within six months of active trying.
Healthline states that although successful pregnancy becomes increasingly difficult with age, a woman should not necessarily consult last options until she has reached a full year without menstruation, which qualifies as menopause. What appear to be menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and irregular periods, may prove to be false starts once menstruation returns. A woman who uses her own eggs in pregnancy faces increasing risks of prenatal chromosomal abnormalities as she ages.