Due to the recent announcement that Janet Jackson is pregnant two weeks shy of her 50th birthday, I have been flooded with questions about how women well after age 40 can get pregnant. Although it is common knowledge that age negatively impacts female fertility, many women still don’t grasp just when it is too late to get pregnant.
As a recent medical school graduate, of course I had heard of fibroids. But I didn’t know about them until I was doubled over in pain in the MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit). I wasn’t a patient though; I was a second-year Family Practice resident and was sitting at a desk trying to write a note on a patient.
Oocyte cryopreservation, commonly referred to as “egg freezing”, is the process by which eggs are harvested from a woman’s body and frozen for later use. Once harvested eggs are frozen, they are presumably good indefinitely, suspended in time until the women chooses to thaw them for use.
Endometriosis- Maybe you have heard of it, maybe you know someone who has it, or maybe you’ve even been diagnosed with it yourself. Endometriosis occurs in about 1 in 10 women of reproductive age and even though it’s a significant contributor to infertility, you may not know much about it or how to cope with it. As is the mission of Babies After 35 to be a source of reliable information on topics related to fertility and pregnancy for women after age 35, today we are going to explore more about endometriosis.
These days in vitro fertilization (IVF) is so common that the stigma has virtually vanished; many people feel comfortable sharing that they went through IVF. But donor-egg IVF is a different story.