Does Age Affect A Woman’s Egg Quality?

Yes. Age is a real factor when considering a woman’s egg quality when she is undergoing infertility treatment. As she ages past her prime maternal years, the quality of a woman’s eggs begins to decline – precipitously after age 37. A decrease in egg quality and quantity may be the reason behind a couple’s difficulty in conceiving and maintaining a successful pregnancy. Being aware of how a woman’s age can impact her fertility can help couples to make fully-informed decisions about what treatment option is best for them.

A woman in her prime reproductive years – 20s – has as 26 percent chance of getting pregnant with the one natural egg her body produces each month. Don’t despair if you are in your 30s or early 40s. Your quality eggs can still make a healthy baby. A woman is born with between 1 and 2 million eggs – however – she only releases 300 to 400 eggs through each natural ovulation cycle during her lifetime. Typically, a woman only releases one egg per month during her natural cycle. New Hope Fertility NYC’s policy: It only takes one good quality egg to have a healthy baby.

A Synopsis of the Decline in Egg Quality for Women

  • Most women reach their peak fertility years between the ages of 23 and 31
  • After age 31, a woman’s quality of eggs begins to decline
  • 30 years = 20 percent chance of conceiving
  • 31 years = fertility levels drop by three percent every year
  • 35 years = fertility levels significantly declines
  • 40 years = five percent chance of conceiving

One Good Egg Policy

The fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC focus IVF treatment plans on producing high quality eggs – One Good Egg Policy – not a large quantity of eggs. When multiple eggs are produced, many are not suitable for fertilization in vitro and treatment is very hard on patients – physically and financially. Why is this important? Healthy, quality eggs achieve high IVF success rates for even those difficult patients who have been turned away from treatment at other fertility clinics. Bottom Line: For older women to get pregnant successfully through IVF, only one good egg and one healthy sperm is needed.

Candidates for One Good Egg IVF Policy

Women diagnosed as difficult or hopelessly infertile by other fertility clinics are welcomed at New Hope Fertility NYC. Because of our One Good Egg Policy, our fertility specialists happily accept candidates for IVF that other fertility clinics decline to treat.

  • Women who have high FSH levels
  • Women who are unable to produce 10 to 15 eggs during a single IVF cycle
  • Women who do not tolerate fertility medications well
  • Women who are at an advanced maternal age for fertility treatment

Treatment for these women is focused on a more holistic approach through a minimal stimulation protocol which substantially reduces the amount of fertility medication used during an IVF cycle. Introducing: The Revolutionary Mini-IVF™.

Women 38 or Younger

For women 38 or younger, the specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC prescribe a minimal amount of fertility medication to produce between six to eight quality eggs per fresh IVF cycle. Our revolutionary holistic alternative approach to Conventional IVF is focused on a gentle stimulation protocol known as Mini-IVF™. This trademarked minimal stimulation IVF has been endorsed by Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)

Benefits of Mini-IVF™

The many benefits of the Mini-IVF™ protocol include:

  • Less discomfort from the side effects associated with high dosages of fertility medication – including injection site pain
  • Production of high quality eggs that are well-suited for fertilization with sperm in vitro
  • Decreased likelihood of the patient developing complications like Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
  • IVF treatment uniquely tailored to the specific medical and personal needs of the patient
  • Gentler and more holistic treatment option for those wanting to limit the amount of fertility medications used during IVF treatment
  • Reduced financial burden on patients because of decreased amount of fertility medications required during IVF treatment

Women 39 and Older

National studies show that IVF success rates are not increased for older women who produce more than three eggs per single cycle. Producing large quantities of eggs can cause older women to gain weight. When a large quantity of eggs are produce, a longer physical recuperation time between cycles is required when IVF is unsuccessful.

Fertility Doctor Specializing in Helping Women Produce High Quality Eggs

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center NYC, call 917.525.5496.

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