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What you need to know about fertility after 35

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What you need to know about fertility after 35

A female reaching the age of 20 is at the peak of her fertility. This tends to decrease with age and around the age of 35; there is a sharp drop in the fertility graph. The menopause occurs during the age of 40-50, thus, during this age, chances of conceiving reduce.

The female egg quality deteriorates with the growing age. The weakened eggs lead to a considerable fall in the percentage of live births. With the advancement in age, the quality of eggs produced also differs from that in the early 20s. The possibility of miscarriage also increases with the increase in the maternal age. Studies on female reproductive system have also shown that the chances of genetic disorder increase with growing age of the mother.

It may become difficult to get pregnant beyond the age of 35 but is not at all impossible. Let us know how.

What is In Vitro Fertility Treatment?

The IVF treatment is the process which is commonly known as‘test – tube baby’ procedure. Discovered more than 30 years ago, this treatment is primarily for those women who have either damaged fallopian tube or some other typical infertility issues. In such cases, the eggs that are generally formed in the ovaries cannot travel through the fallopian tube. IVF treatment facilitates women to conceive and have a baby.

In this treatment, 2-3 eggs from the ovaries are taken in the laboratory dish and fertilized with sperms collected from the partner or any donor. This process is followed by observing it in an incubator for around 3-5 days. The best of the embryos is collected and transferred to the uterus through female genital part where the implantation takes place and the woman conceives.

Egg Donation

Another form of assisted reproductive technology of achieving pregnancy is the egg donation procedure. This is generally for those couples who are unable to conceive with their own eggs. This form of third party reproduction involves the use of eggs that are donated by a healthy female donor; it may also be used for biomedical research purposes.

This process mostly involves fertilization in the laboratory and sometimes, the unused or unfertilized eggs are frozen and stored for use by other prospective recipient or by the same duo if the earlier eggs are not fertilized.

Embryo Donation

A typical way of third party reproduction is embryo donation. The unused embryos after a couple’s in-vitro fertilization treatment are donated to some other couple for in vitro fertilization process. Before this procedure, the embryo donors are tested for any probable hereditary diseases.

Egg Transfer

The process of egg transfer or embryo transfer is conducted with the intention to make the female pregnant by implanting an embryo into the uterus. This is also the final step in an IVF procedure.

Infertility treatment centers around the world offer the cutting edge technologies to help couples bring the most beautiful dream of their life into reality.

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