Tag Archives: advanced maternal age

Perceptions of egg freezing for fertility preservation

Written on April 26, 2017 at 10:23 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Egg freezing for fertility preservation is relatively new and there is not a lot of information available about how women perceive this technology. This information will help doctors counsel their patients on the wisdom of pursuing this procedure in the context of their lives. It can also help others make the decision to consider fertility preservation at an age when …

Why Women’s Fertility Declines with Age

Written on April 10, 2017 at 9:04 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study out of Montreal Hospital Research Center is providing a new explanation for why women’s fertility declines with age.  The study compared the eggs of 6-12 week old mice to those of 60 week old mice.  They found that the microtubules in older eggs behave abnormally.  Microtubules help with chromosome segregation during cell division.  In older eggs, the …

How Many Eggs Should a Woman Freeze to Have a Baby?

Written on February 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new tool may help women, who are considering freezing their eggs, understand their chance of having a baby based on the number of eggs they freeze.  Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently published this prediction model in the journal, Human Reproduction. They used data from over 500 IVF cycles and genetic testing results from 14,500 embryos to …

Is Egg Freezing An Effective Way To Delay Motherhood?

Written on February 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A Forbes Magazine article calls into question whether egg freezing, which is being done in increasing numbers, lacks scientific evidence of its effectiveness. Egg freezing isn’t new. In fact, the first baby conceived with an egg that had been frozen and then thawed was born 30 years ago.

But it was only a little more than four years ago, in …

Egg Freezing – What You Need to Know

Written on January 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

Making the decision to freeze your eggs is difficult, but now there are two new educational sites to help you evaluate your need to consider this option. A Fertility Estimator and several Egg Freezing Education Modules have been developed by the Frozen Egg Bank Network to help you make the decision .

Egg freezing allows women to maximize their chances …

Fertility Myths – What You Should Know

Written on January 22, 2017 at 10:19 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant now or want to conceive in the future, there are certain things every person should know about their fertility.

As a fertility specialist, I read lots of fertility articles in different publications and on social media.  I pay attention to what’s out there in the media because I want to know what my patients …

An inspiring frozen egg donation story

Written on December 27, 2016 at 10:10 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is an inspiring story about a successful pregnancy in a 48 year old created by frozen eggs obtained at Donor Egg Bank USA and fertilized and transferred at RPMG:

I wanted to reach out to other women who have made this decision, wherever you are in the journey. Please be encouraged by our story: We tried for over three …

Older Moms May Live Longer

Written on December 11, 2016 at 9:50 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study shows that women who start having children later in life may live longer.  This study, which was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed that women who were older than 25 when they first gave birth were 11% more likely to live to age 90.  Over 20,000 women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative …

Pregnant with quads at 65 with IVF donor eggs

Written on May 22, 2015 at 2:29 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to an article in the Washington Post:

Annegret Raunigk has 13 children, now 65 the German woman is pregnant with quadruplets. The last time Annegret Raunigk gave birth, to her 13th child, she was 55 years old.

Now, the 65-year-old teacher from Germany is pregnant once again — this time with quadruplets conceived through in vitro fertilization, the …

More women in their 40s are having babies

Written on August 6, 2013 at 11:06 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to an article in the August 5th edition of the Los Angeles Times federal data show that women in their 40s are more likely to have babies now than at any time in more than four decades. Among American women ages 40 to 44, birthrates have hit their highest point since 1967, data recently released by the National Center …