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Why More Women Over 40 Are Having Babies

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78656323 - mother-to-be talking on phone in bed and laughingAccording to a 2018 Pew Research Center Study, a majority of single women in their 40s are giving birth to at least one child by the time they reach 44. Look: Given the social and cultural shifts being experienced in America today, more women will be postponing childbearing into their 40s. Today, 55 percent of single women in their 40s have a child. Two decades ago, only 31 percent of women in their 40s gave birth. Why is this important? Because more women are having children later in life, they will face fertility challenges when trying to get pregnant and should consider IVF.

Women Over 40 Having Babies

Because women are increasingly delaying motherhood into their late 30s and early 40s, they are typically placed on the fast-track to Mini-IVF™ Treatment. IVF is the First-Time, Go-To plan for achieving a successful pregnancy for women between the ages of 38 and 42.

IVF as a First-Time GoTo Treatment Option

Most women are waiting to plan their family later in life because they are more secure in their career and finances than their 20-something counterparts. Time is of the essence. Moving quickly past traditional first-line treatment options – such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – and going straight to IVF has been proven to increase an older woman’s chances of conceiving faster.

Recent IVF Research

In the case of older couples – between 38 and 42 – with unexplained infertility, a recent study favored going straight to IVF treatment.

  • IVF is the most cost-efficient treatment
  • IVF results in fewer treatment cycles
  • IVF results in less multiple pregnancies
  • IVF results in higher live birth rates

Researchers have found that older women were more than twice as likely to become pregnant through IVF within the first two cycles of treatment.Read more: Why More Women Over 40 Are Having Babies