Tag Archives: age and fertility

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 …

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 …

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 …

Halle Berry pregnant at 47. Whaaa?

Written on April 14, 2013 at 9:24 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

I am posting this article on Halle Berry getting pregnant at 47 because it illustrates the dangers of postponing pregnancy rather than the implied conclusion that women can put off childbearing and expect to have a successful pregnancy in their late 40’s.

Halle Berry’s Pregnancy: The Real Deal on Fertility in Your 40s

April 9, 2013 | By Anne Krueger…

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Maximizing success rates with single embryo transfer over age 35

Written on November 23, 2012 at 11:29 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


One of the two clinical advances that …

New Strategies to Boost IVF Success Rates

Written on October 2, 2012 at 8:29 am, by Dr. Andy Huang, FACOG

Here is a relevant article published in the Wall Street Journal regarding an additional option to possibly improve IVF outcomes.  It is a treatment option that RPMG has already provided.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443862604578030600949336888.html

Especially with the recent advances in freezing techniques, this may be a very good option for couples who have not had previous successes.  Talk to your primary RPMG physician …

New study claims ovarian stem cells can create new eggs

Written on February 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Researchers say they have extracted stem cells from human ovaries and made them generate new egg cells. The advance, as reported in the New York Times, if confirmed, might provide a new source of eggs for treating infertility, though scientists say it is far too early to tell if the work holds such promise.

Women are born with a complement of egg …

Rejuvenating Eggs From Older Women

Written on February 7, 2012 at 11:33 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Can this be true? It may be true, at least in mice.

A study being conducted in mice indicate that administering coenzyme Q10 to one-year old mice-the equivalent to women in their 40s-for three to four months significantly increased the number of ovulated eggs as well as the number of successful pregnancies. The treated mice also had an average of …

Egg freezing is accepted as preventing disease and age-related fertility decline…in Israel

Written on August 28, 2011 at 10:43 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to an article in the August 2011 issue of Fertility & Sterility, the Israel National Bioethics Council (INBC) issued recommendations permitting egg freezing to prevent both disease and age-related decline in fertility. The INBC considers age-related infertility a medical problem and treats the new technology favorably as preventive medicine. As a comparison, the major regulatory bodies in Europe and …

Results of a survey on couples’ beliefs about fertility

Written on August 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A website has been established with the results of a survey of U.S. couples' understanding of fertility issues and their attitudes toward treatment. The survey was conducted by Merck and the complete results can be found at planforsomeday.com.

Some of the interesting findings:

  • 54% of women incorrectly assume that fertility starts to decline at age 36 or older
  • 62% of