Tag Archives: age

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 …

OB/GYN describes her struggle with infertility at age 42

Written on February 26, 2016 at 8:48 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Here’s an interesting perspective on one person’s struggle with infertility: an OB/GYN.

In a blog post in the Washington Post maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Shannon M. Clark laments that she did not start sooner and describes her experience at the 42 to try to have a baby.

“As an obstetrician-gynecologist who specializes in the care of high-risk women, I see …

More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs. Should They?

Written on December 18, 2015 at 11:38 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

In 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine decided egg freezing was no longer an experimental procedure. That opened the door for clinics to market it to women who don’t have a medical reason to do it but are simply worried about their declining fertility — what’s being dubbed as “social” egg freezing.

John Robertson, a professor of law and …

Good results from egg donors over 35

Written on November 13, 2015 at 12:44 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to an article on Healthday, results of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles using eggs from older donors are as good as those using eggs from younger women, a new study finds.

Because egg quality declines with age, most IVF centers only accept eggs from donors younger than 35, says Resolve, the National Infertility Association, based in McLean, Va.…

Is ovarian reserve testing a prerequisite to freezing eggs?

Written on October 23, 2015 at 11:04 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

An article on the NPR blog claims that ovarian reserve testing is not always a reliable indicator of whether a woman needs to freeze her eggs.

The article claims: Women concerned about their fertility can use a test to help decide whether they should freeze their eggs now or whether they still have time to have a baby.

But this …

What young women should do about their fertility: Egg freezing

Written on September 18, 2015 at 1:40 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is from the horse’s mouth so-to-speak. In an article in the Des Moines Register, Courtney Crowder tells a personal story from an unwanted pregnancy as a teen to an eight year struggle with infertility when older.

“WHO-TV anchor Erin Kiernan got pregnant at 16.

When she decided to have another baby at 33, she discovered she had a …

Age and Fertility: A Different Perspective

Written on December 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

An article in the Washington Post presents a little different perspective on age and fertility, “Stop freaking out about having babies in your 30s. Your great-grandma did it, too.” The bottom line is “don’t worry be happy.” We would probably say ” be happy but as time goes on, worry.”

The article says: The shift toward late motherhood – commonly …

Fertility Math: Is it news that age matters?

Written on November 1, 2014 at 10:52 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A new study presented recently at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) annual conference has found that by age 38, the chances of conceiving begin to drop dramatically. And by age 43, it is 10 times more difficult to get pregnant than it is at 37.

The researchers analyzed data from nearly 200 women to learn how many eggs, …

A woman’s advancing age affects the outcome in IVF at every stage of treatment

Written on December 15, 2013 at 11:03 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

And that effect is not good.

A woman’s age affects the outcome of every single step of IVF treatment, according to a University of Aberdeen study This is the first study of its kind to break down failure rates for each stage of IVF for different age groups.

The duration of fertility problems prior to IVF treatment is also associated …

Women physicians regret delaying childbearing

Written on December 1, 2013 at 10:06 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Many female physicians say that if they had to do it over again, they might have tried to have children sooner, chosen a different specialty, or elected to have embryos frozen “just in case” they had later fertility problems, an investigator said at the conjoint meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. …