Don’t Worry About Pregnancy’s Effect on Your Egg Count

Remember the older generation that would have 10 or more kids without a problem? Well, if you’re worried that you’re past pregnancies will affect your egg count, then hear what Lindsey Mack has to say on Romper.

She basically points out that Dr. Christos Coutifaris, a reproductive endocrinologist at the University of Pennsylvania, says that a woman ovulates about 400 eggs in her reproductive life. This number is minimal in comparison to the total number of eggs she has available.

While egg count and fertility in general can be affected by other external factors, it’s not worth your time to worry about the effects of your past pregnancies. Even if your egg count did drop postpartum, it’s out of your control anyways, so there’s no point in worrying.