Maternity at 40

 

 

 One of the main conditioning factors for women in receiving assisted reproduction treatment is age, due to its implications in terms of a decrease in oocyte quality and the resulting increase in the percentage of aneuploidies (embryos with chromosomal abnormalities) as maternal age increases, especially after 35 years of age. Another consequence that may be associated with advanced maternal age is a decrease in ovarian reserve, which means that the patient generates few oocytes after ovarian stimulation for an IVF cycle.

Steps

Fertility study

Fertility study

Shared medical decision

Shared medical decision

Treatment options

We can offer different alternatives to our patients depending on their case:

Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing (PGT-A)
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Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing (PGT-A)


It allows us to make the best selection of embryos, in order to achieve the objective of obtaining a healthy newborn, in the shortest possible time and with the best guarantees.

With this technique:

• We improve the success rate per transfer.
•We shorten the time to achieve pregnancy.
•We reduce the miscarriage rate from 30% at 40 years of age to 12% in the population under 35 years of age.
• We have significantly increased the rate of live births per transfer.

Accumulation of oocytes
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Accumulation of oocytes


Maternal age may be associated with a decrease in ovarian reserve, there are different treatment alternatives to resolve this situation for patients who have been recommended PGT-A, including oocyte accumulation or the DuoStim protocol.

Egg donation treatment
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Egg donation treatment


This technique eliminates the impact of women's age on oocyte quality.

FAQs

From the age of 30 onwards, fertility begins to decline slowly, and this decline becomes much more apparent once you are over the age of 35. From the age of 45 onwards, reproductive possibilities have declined so much that many women are unable to achieve a natural pregnancy.

 

When we are born, women have a fixed number of oocytes in their ovaries. The number of oocytes begins to decrease as we get older; in fact, the oocytes are also affected because they are more likely to have chromosomal abnormalities.

If you are over 37 years of age, we offer you the possibility of having preimplantation genetic testing to only select embryos with a normal chromosome complement to increase the chances of pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about your options to make the best decision for you.

Pregnancies in women of advanced maternal age have a relatively higher risk of developing gestational hypertension and/or a higher percentage of premature births.

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