advanced maternal age

At the 2014 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Dr. Patrick Nicholson described a novel approach to treating placenta accreta. Nicholson and his multidisciplinary team of specialists at Cork University Hospital in Cork, Ireland, used a two-step approach to treat women with the disorder. As a result, mothers’ lives were saved, their fertility spared, and none of the babies suffered ill effects of the treatment.

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

Women 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.

What’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.

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.

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

Researchers 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

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