Good results from egg donors over 35

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.…

Fertility Math: Is it news that age matters?

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, …

Women physicians regret delaying childbearing

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. …

Age and fertility: have your babies at age 25

What?

That’s what the majority of Americans think according to an article reported in the Huffington Post.

Gallup polled 5,100 people on the ideal childbearing age, a whopping 58 percent of whom said that women should start having children at age 25 or younger. The “ideal” age for men to start reproducing was 27.

According to Gallup, views on the …

OB-GYNs now talking age and fertility

And it’s about time. An article in the Wall Street Journal reports that OB-GYNs say they are increasingly making it as routine as asking about contraception during annual visits. They are educating patients about fertility rates, which gradually begin to decline around age 32 and then rapidly decline after age 37. And they are discussing the risks of miscarriage and …