Author: Dr. Anil Pinto
|Dr. Anil Pinto|
If you think you can hear your biological clock ticking, you might be right. Fertility, to a great extent depends on your age and your partner’s age. The reserve of eggs that every woman is born with begins to gradually decrease through puberty and adulthood. By age 35, this decrease in the number of healthy eggs begins to fall drastically. Time is precious. Delaying pregnancy for social and economic reasons can compromise the quality of eggs and your chances of conceiving.
If you are in your mid 30’s and definitely want to have children one day, think about oocyte cryopreservation to freeze your eggs. You may not be ready right now, but your body may say otherwise.
Read more about cryopreservation here.
If you’ve been unable to conceive, it may be time to consider consulting with a reproductive health specialist, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). On an average, the success rate per cycle of IVF is 20-35% and those predicted to have high success in view of age and other factors have 40% chances of succeeding per cycle.1 Try to stay positive through each cycle and not feel discouraged when you don’t succeed with the first few cycles. Know that the clinical information gained from the first few failed attempts, such as amount of hormonal medicines administered, embryo quality and endometrial thickness, will be used as vital information to plan your next cycle. So, you can be rest assured that each cycle is planned individually and is not based on a chanced trial and error principle.
1. What Are My Chances Of Success With IVF? Resolve Web site http://www.resolve.org/
Accessed March 18, 2016.
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