At Age 32 a Woman’s Ovarian Reserve Begins Diminishing very quickly. How Egg Freezing, IVF and Surrogacy brings rays of hope. IMA ART Fertility is pleased to share important information from the esteemed American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG).
Founded in 1951, ACOG is the premier professional membership organization for obstetrician–gynecologists. The College produces practice guidelines for health care professionals and educational materials for patients, provides practice management and career support, facilitates programs and initiatives to improve women’s health, and advocates for members and patients.
ACOG’s mission is to support its members to improve the lives of all people seeking obstetric and gynecologic care, their families, and communities.
IMA ART provides exclusive fertility & surrogacy solutions to women and families from around the world.
How does age affect fertility?
More and more people are delaying having children until their late 30s or 40s. But as you age, so do your ovaries and the eggs inside them. You cannot see or feel these changes, and they happen faster than you may think.
A woman's peak reproductive years are between the late teens and late 20s. By age 30, fertility (the ability to get pregnant) starts to decline. This decline happens faster once you reach your mid-30s. By 45, fertility has declined so much that getting pregnant naturally is unlikely.
At IMA ART Fertility, we provide quick access to the top fertility clinics located in and around Beverly Hills, California. The clinics we are associated with report their data to SART.
How does age affect your eggs?
You begin life with a fixed number of eggs in your ovaries. The number of eggs decreases as you get older. Also, the remaining eggs are more likely to have abnormal chromosomes. And as you age, you are more likely to have developed health conditions that can affect fertility, such as uterine fibroids and endometriosis.
What are the chances of pregnancy as you get older?
For healthy couples in their 20s and early 30s, around 1 in 4 women will get pregnant in any single menstrual cycle. By age 40, around 1 in 10 will get pregnant per menstrual cycle. A man’s fertility also declines with age, but not as predictably.
When should I consider an infertility evaluation?
If you are older than 35 and have not gotten pregnant after 6 months of having regular sex without using birth control, talk with your obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) about an infertility evaluation. If you are older than 40, an evaluation is recommended before you try to get pregnant. This advice is especially important if you have a problem that could affect fertility, such as endometriosis.
IMA ART works with a team of dedicated medical professionals in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies. A medical pre-screening will help to determine (for female) your ovarian reserve and (for male) sperm quality.
Why does the risk of pregnancy problems increase with age?
Older people tend to have more health problems than younger people. For example, high blood pressure is more common in older people. Having high blood pressure before pregnancy can increase the risk of preeclampsia. But studies also show that older people who do not have any health conditions can still have complicated pregnancies.
In California USA, where surrogacy is safe and legal, IMA ART assists you in locating young and healthy surrogates to carry your baby.
What are some other pregnancy risks that come with aging?
The risks of miscarriage and stillbirth are higher in people who are older than 35.
Also, multiple pregnancy is more common when you are older. As the ovaries age, they are more likely to release more than one egg each month. Some fertility treatments also increase the chance of a multiple pregnancy. Although multiple pregnancies can be healthy, these pregnancies can increase the risk of preterm birth.
IMA ART follows the guidelines from the IVF Clinic and SART. We will not select surrogate candidates with a history of IUGR, Hypertension, Gestational Diabetes, or Preterm labor/birth etc. IMA ART surrogates also consult with our Clinical Psychologist PhD during pregnancy to reduce attendant risk during the pregnancy
How can my age affect labor and delivery?
If you are age 40 or older, your ob-gyn may recommend that you give birth at 39 weeks to reduce the risk of stillbirth. This may be done with labor induction.
If your pregnancy had few or no complications, you can have a vaginal birth. By itself, older age does not mean that you need a cesarean birth.
What if I'm not ready now, but may want children in the future?
Everyone should think about whether they would like to have children and, if so, when to have them. This is called a reproductive life plan. If you would like to have children someday, your plan can be a simple statement like, “I would like to finish school and have more money saved before having children” or “I would like to have children in my 20s when my chances for a healthy pregnancy are best.” Talking with your ob-gyn can help you develop your reproductive life plan.
Among IMA ART’s options are egg freezing. Whilst this is not a guarantee, egg freezing (cryopreservation) is being used as a way to have children later in life.
How often should I review my reproductive life plan?
It’s a good idea to talk about your plan once a year with your ob-gyn. Ask yourself whether you would like to have children in the next year. If your answer is yes, you can take steps for a healthy pregnancy. If your answer is no, you can make sure that you are using a reliable birth control method. You can also learn about fertility preservation options if you know you’ll want to wait to have children.
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