advanced maternal age

Placenta Accreta: Novel Approach Saves Lives, Spares Fertility

At the 2014 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Dr. Patrick Nicholson described a novel approach to treating placenta accreta. ... more »

Conception After 40: Choose IVF First

The typical approach to fertility treatment when the cause of infertility is unknown is to start with the le ... more »

Women 35+ Less Likely to Have Babies with Anatomical Defects

Women over the age of 35 are more prone to having children with chromosomal abnor ... more »

First Time Mothers Older Than 30 at Greater Risk for Complications

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. ... more »

The Ideal Age to Have Children

What’s the ideal ... more »

Increasing Awareness of Fertility Issues May Prompt Some Couples to Conceive Earlier Than Planned

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

Factors Affecting Pregnancy in Later Years

It’s not uncommon today for a woman to begin thinking seriously ab ... more »

Fertility, Pregnancy Outcomes and Deliveries Following Myomectomy

Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hosp ... more »

300 Year-Old Fertility Statistic is Still Cited Today

One out of three women over the age of 35 will not conceive after one ... more »

Age and Female Fertility: New Discoveries Challenging Old Theories

General medical knowledge for the past 50 years has ... more »

Coping with Fertility Postponement

Postponing fertility is a relatively new phenomenon. ... more »

Why Having Children after 40 Could Extend Your Life Expectancy

Compared to my cousin and many of my friends, my mother had me when she was relatively young, so she was nowhere near 40. ... more »

The Effect of Advanced Parental Age on Parenting

When I was in school, nearly all of my peers had parents that were generally the same age. I remember one classmate who did not fall into that group. Her father was in his late 60s when she was a senior in high school. ... more »

Those Eggs Have an Expiration Date

I crowded into a tiny observation room with the parents of all the other children in a gymnastic class, and couldn't help but glance around myself and take note of the different characteristics of the parents there. ... more »

Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a duplication chromosome. ... more »

Halle Berry, Pregnant at 46

When Halle Berry met Canadian model Gabriel Aubry she had no idea the next eight years would c ... more »

Advanced Maternal Age and Perceived Pregnancy Risk

Having your first child when you’re over the age of 35 is becoming more common every day. ... more »

Egg Freezing for Fertility Preservation

Egg freezing is a method of fertility preservation for women. ... more »

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