Slight Alteration in IVF Could Boost Success for Older Women

Dr. Yan-Guang Wu and his research team found the timing of egg retrieval is a key to success when treating older women. ... read more »

Women 35+ Less Likely to Have Babies with Anatomical Defects

A study revealed a decreased risk of anatomical defects by as much as 40% when the mother is older. ... read 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 year of trying to conceive (TTC). While that statistic may sound about right to most people, it may not necessarily be true in the present day. ... read more »

Impact of a Woman's Age on Fertility

Does age affect fertility? Simply put, yes ages does affect fertility. The older the female is when trying to conceive the more troubles that may be encountered during the process. ... read 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. ... read more »

Risk of Complications for First Time Moms Over Age 30

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. ... read more »

Pregnancy Guide For Women 35 and Older

As women age, they are more likely to suffer from diseases and conditions associated with aging, which in general, may increase the risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and premature labor. ... read more »

Trying to Get Pregnant But Having Trouble

Trying to get pregnant but having trouble? When infertility problems leave a couple without the ability to conceive a child of their own, there are options for parenthood that will bring that little joy home. ... read more »

Predicting a Miscarriage

Successful pregnancy can be predicted up to 94% accuracy between days 33 and 36 using transvaginal ultrasound to detect 3 markers, gestational sac diameter, yolk sac size, and fetal cardiac activity. ... read more »

Placenta Accreta: Novel Approach Saves Lives

Dr. Patrick Nicholson used a novel, two-step approach to treat placenta accreta, whereby mothers’ lives are saved, their fertility spared, and no babies suffered ill effects of treatment. ... read more »

Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a duplication chromosome. Patients with Down syndrome have two copies of chromosome 21 so they are born with 47 chromosomes as opposed to the normal 46. ... read more »

Pregnancy Outcomes and Deliveries Following Myomectomy

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 myomectomy. ... read more »

Age and Female Fertility: New Discoveries

General medical knowledge for the past 50 years has maintained that a woman's fertility drastically declines after age 35. This has caused many women in their late 30's and early 40's to go running to a fertility doctor at the first sign of difficulty conceiving. ... read more »

Increasing Awareness of Fertility Issues

A new study has shown that women who are more knowledgeable 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. ... read more »

Having Children after 40 Could Extend Your Life Expectancy

Getting pregnant too young or too old can be risky for the mother and her unborn child. However, studies show that women who get pregnant during or after their 40’s could actually live longer than women who stop having children at a younger age. ... read more »

Preeclampsia: Short-Term and Long-Term Effects

Not only do women have to worry about preeclampsia during pregnancy, the effects of increased blood pressure during pregnancy may last for years. ... read more »

Coping with Fertility Postponement

Women are choosing to put off motherhood until later in life, typically the mid to late 30s. Researchers from Italy recently examined the coping styles and issues these young women deal with when they postpone fertility. ... read more »

Egg Freezing for Fertility Preservation

Egg freezing is a method of fertility preservation for women. Cancer, age and family history of premature menopause are the most common reasons women choose to freeze eggs. ... read more »

Cancer During Pregnancy

Research is lacking, so there is very little proven fact to guide patients and doctors down the proper treatment path. We do know, however, that a woman who is diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy can carry the fetus to term and deliver a healthy infant. ... read more »

Older First-Time Moms Not at Higher Risk of Depression

Researchers at Macquarie University have found no connection between maternal age and risk of depression. The study expressly focused on older women. ... read more »

Factors Affecting Pregnancy in Later Years

Before actively trying to conceive, a woman may want to consider the factors that affect pregnancy after age 35 and the steps she can take before and after pregnancy that will ensure the best outcome. ... read more »

How to Find Out if You Are a High Risk Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Finding out if you have a high risk pregnancy is important. Having a high risk pregnancy means you have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy. ... read more »

Conception After 40: Choose IVF First

The latest study on infertility and older women suggests the most effective approach to fertility treatment when the cause of infertility is unknown is to choose IVF first. ... read more »

Should a Woman 50 Years and Older Get Pregnant?

Should a woman 50 years and older get pregnant and have a baby? CNN recently reported on women at 50 years of age and older who had a baby. ... read more »

The Ideal Age to Have Children

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. ... read more »

Is Six the Lucky Number for IVF Success?

A study conducted at Harvard Medical School reveals the odds actually improve as cycles are repeated. By the sixth cycle, most women have the same odds of giving birth to a live baby as a woman of the same age with no fertility problems. ... read more »

How to Deal with Pregnancy in Your 40's in 12 Steps

Pregnancy is different in your 40's when compared to when you were in your 20's. Our 12 step program will help you dealing with your pregnancy: ... read more »

Will Age Always be a Factor in Fertility?

Not that many years ago women in their 40s were considered late in life and having a baby was a mistake at that age, not a choice. If women are changing and fertility is changing, how long will it be before age is no longer a factor? ... read more »

Testing Inhibin B and Ovarian Reserve

Measuring Inhibin B and ovarian reserve in order to determine if the ovarian reserve is decreased. ... read more »

Parents' Ages Influence Children's Risk of Autism

A new study “like no other” indicates parental age as an influence on the child’s risk. This study shows “for the first time that autism risk is associated with disparately aged parents..." ... read more »

Healthy Pregnancy Over 35, So Possible

In 2012, there were more than 9 times as many first births to women aged 35 years and older than there were 4 decades earlier. Translation: most people know a new mom over 35. ... read more »

Advanced Maternal Age and Perceived Pregnancy Risk

A recent study published in BMC Pregnancy Childbirth reveals older women go into a pregnancy with confidence, but when things go wrong the first blame they place in on their age. ... read more »

How Old is Too Old to Conceive?

This question is more a moral one than a physical one. While the risk of complications like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia are higher in older women, all other pregnancy statistics are relatively the same. ... read more »

How Do So Many Celebrities Conceive After 40?

There are all kinds of people in Hollywood, but there is one common thread that keeps many of these stars connected – late in life pregnancies and parenthood. ... read more »

Older Parenting - Killing Generations

Older parents are just as capable of giving birth to and raising children, but what does pushing that parenting clock do to the foundation of a child’s life. Is older parenting killing generations? ... read more »

Does My Uterus Age?

Sometimes women choose to freeze eggs when they are healthy and abundant in hopes of starting a family later in life, but as the years of menopause approach, does the uterus age to the point that conception and healthy pregnancy is impossible? ... read more »

Those Eggs Have an Expiration Date

How much potential does advanced maternal age have for resulting in adverse pregnancy results outcome? In other words, when is the expiration date for a woman's eggs? ... read more »

Abruptio Placentae (Placental Abruption)

An abruptio placentae (i.e. placental abruption) is the separation of the normally located placenta before the baby is born and after the 20th week of the pregnancy. ... read more »

Halle Berry, Pregnant at 46

When Halle Berry met Canadian model Gabriel Aubry she had no idea the next eight years would consist of the best times and the worst times. During her five year relationship with Aubry, Berry gave birth to her first child, Nahla. ... read more »

Risk Factors Revealed for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, there are several factors that may increase the risk of having children with a genetic predisposition to the cancer. ... read more »

Infertility and Egg Donation

Egg donation, also referred to as oocyte donation, is one such option. It has proven to be an effective fertility method for couples who have longed for a baby, but have been unable to have one on their own. ... read more »

Venous Thromboembolism

Venous thromboembolism is a serious disorder that is the result of blood clots that form on the walls of veins. For pregnant women, VT is the number one risk of death during delivery of the baby. ... read more »

Safety of Pregnancy

Is pregnancy at 35+ years of age safe? ... read more »

Clomiphene Challenge Test (CCT)

Who should get tested using the Clomiphene Challenge Test (CCT)? ... read more »

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What are possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss? ... read more »