Age and Fertility: What You Should Know in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

A woman’s age is the most important factor affecting her fertility and chance of having a baby. As men and women age, their potential to have children naturally decreases, though the exact time this starts to happen varies. All about fertility in your 20s Whether you’re ready to start thinking about a family or not, … Continued

How Old Is Too Old for In Vitro Fertilization?

It’s a fact that American women are starting families later in life. Since the year 2000, 46 states and Washington, D.C. have experienced an increase in the number of women over age 35 having their first child. As a result, many of these older women need to rely on assisted reproductive technologies, like in vitro … Continued

Miscarriages and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: How to Cope

If you have suffered a miscarriage, or continue to struggle with recurrent pregnancy loss—you are not alone. Approximately 10-25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, most occurring during the first trimester. The most common reason for miscarriage in the first 12 weeks is a chromosomal abnormality, though maternal health problems, hormonal issues, … Continued

Understanding In Vitro Fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process of fertilization by extracting eggs, retrieving a sperm sample and manually combining the two in a laboratory. Once the eggs are fertilized, they are transferred back into the woman’s uterus in hopes of having a successful pregnancy. IVF hormone injections and the retrieval process Daily hormone injections are … Continued