Many women spend a large portion of their reproductive years trying to prevent pregnancy. Some women are focused on career while others are waiting for the right partner to start a family with. No matter the reason, many women find themselves needing help while trying to conceive during their 30s and 40s. The main culprit is a woman’s biological clock. More than just a metaphor, a woman’s biological clock can make all of the difference in her ability to get pregnant.
Fertility struggles are among the hardest things a couple will have to deal with. Navigating treatment options can be difficult, especially when you’re not sure what treatment types are available. Selecting the right fertility doctor can help make this process easier and can increase the likelihood that you’ll become pregnant.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has typically been used as a single medical treatment protocol focused on harvesting a large number of eggs. Technological advancements and improvements in reproductive medicine have changed this protocol. Today, there are a number of IVF protocols available addressing a patient’s individual needs.
One of my latest published works is currently featured in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. It analyzes the effectiveness of medication used in Conventional IVF based on the number of eggs produced and the number of successful pregnancies. The study involved 250 participants from ages 18 to 38 undergoing their first IVF treatment.
In 2015, the United Kingdom instituted a change allowing for the use of three parent IVF. This new innovation has the potential to make having biological children an option for many women who are carriers of certain genetic diseases that can be passed down to their offspring. Despite the change in the United Kingdom, many still have questions about the use of three parent IVF and its ethics.