advanced maternal age

Conception After 40: Choose IVF First

IVFThe typical approach to fertility treatment when the cause of infertility is unknown is to start with the least invasive treatment option first.

UltrasoundWomen over the age of 35 are more prone to having children with chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome but, according to the findings of a study presented in February, they are less likely to have a child with anatomic

Conventional wisdom always held that pregnancy is a riskier for women over the age of 35. New research, published in the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggests age-related risks actually begin as a woman leaves her 20s.

The Ideal Age to Have Children

pregnant couple in kitchen with ultrasoundWhat’s the ideal age to start having children? IS there an ideal age? The inquiring minds at Gallup posed the question by telephone survey this past August to 5,100 people representing the full spectrum of American society.

My mom started having children at 19, which was fairly common for her generation.  Today though, more and more women are choosing to conceive later in life and have pushed pregnancy back until 29, 30, or even later. Interestingly enough though, a new study has shown that women who are more knowledgably about age-related fertility issues have started to move their ideal pregnancy ages up, even though they may not be at risk of impacted fertility due to age.

Is Six the Lucky Number for IVF Success?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a big commitment. It requires commitment of one’s body, time, and money. Most couples considering the treatment ask how many cycles will it take to have a baby. Until recently, the only response to that question relied on the odds of having a live baby for each cycle individually.

pregnancy after 35It’s not uncommon today for a woman to begin thinking seriously about starting a family at age 35 or later.

uterine fibroidsResearchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital of Pointe-a-Pitre in France recently published a study in the journal Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics on the long-term reproductive effects of myom

age and fertilityOne out of three women over the age of 35 will not conceive after one year of trying to conceive (TTC).

positive pregnancy testGeneral medical knowledge for the past 50 years has maintained that a woman's fertility drastically declines after age 35.

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