Will my age affect the success rate for my IVF treatment?
Age is a factor that affects fertility, especially for women. Many IVF procedures are necessary due to age related infertility as a result of women delaying pregnancy.
Women under the age of 30 are more likely to have successful IVF which results in pregnancy from the first treatment cycle.
As women age, the quality of egg reserves declines. Women may stop ovulating regularly, may experience problem with ovulation or tubal blockages that prevent eggs being released. The quality of ova decreases as women age and the outer shell of eggs can harden and become harder to fertilize.
Women over the age of 40 are more likely to have a pregnancy where the child is born with a birth defect due to the imbalance or defectiveness of chromosomes that often occurs in older pregnancies.
Men are less likely to experience infertility caused by age, however after the age of 50 men may experience a low sperm count or lesser quality sperm.
Age may not affect fertility but may make conceiving naturally more difficult and many couples rely upon IUI, IVF or other methods of assisted reproductive technology to help them become parents.
Many fertility clinics have an age limit imposed for women undergoing IVF treatment for infertility. The age limit of IVF treatment for women varies between clinics, but averagely, fertility specialists do not recommend IVF as a fertility treatment to women over 45.
If you are a couple or a person who has not had a successful conception after undergoing IVF several times, you might want to consider other combination treatments such as IVF with Egg Donation, IVF with Sperm Donation and/or surrogacy. If you are interested in finding a surrogate mother to carry your child for you, please contact us. We will help you do this.
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