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23/Oct/2020

Age and fertility

Fertility is the ability to achieve pregnancy by an individual and it is a known fact that such ability starts to decrease with the increase in the age of the individual. However, it is hard to tell when this happens as the exact age for reduced infertility differs from individual to individual. Sure there are some cases where the couples have conceived despite their old age but that happens rarely.

In some cases, the couples intentionally postpone pregnancy due to career reasons, not ready to take the responsibility of the child, or due to some unforeseen events that force them to conceive at a later age in life. Age is one of the most crucial factors impacting the fertility of an individual. In women, the ability to make healthy fertile eggs declines as she ages and on the other hand, men also face difficulty producing high motility sperms after a certain age. However, the rate of decline in fertility is greater in women as compared to men.

Generally, women over 35 and men over 40 deals with the problem of infertility and fails at achieving pregnancy despite multiple attempts of trying to do so. When in doubt your stage of fertility it is better to consult a fertility specialist as he can advise you the best as to the actions to take in order to have a child at an old age. He may recommend you undergoing methods of assisted reproduction where they employ a technique to effectuate fertilization without requiring the aid of a human body.

Age of the woman and egg-quality

When a woman is born she has all the eggs in her ovarian reserve that she will ever require in life. But with the increase in her age, she experiences diminished quantity and quality of the eggs as the years go by. The decreases quantity of eggs means the decrease in the chances of her attaining pregnancy. Therefore, there are fewer chances of pregnancy after you reach 30 and the chances become even fewer after the age of 45-50. But there is always hope as pregnancy does naturally happens in some cases and is possible for anyone if they undergo fertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, etc.

A woman is considered to be highly fertile before 30 and after the age of 30, her fertility begins to decline. The rate of decrease in fertility increases considerably after the age of 35 and when she reaches 40, the chances of her achieving pregnancy are cut-down to more than half.

Age of the man and sperm-quality

The age of the man also affects the fertility men above the age of 40 have less chances of making their partner pregnant as they become inefficient at making healthy sperms with the decrease in their age. A man produces millions of sperms each day but man over 40 produces less quantity of sperms due to many reasons. Both the quantity and motility of the sperms starts to reduce with the increase in the age of the man.

However, in some instances, it has happened that men with age 80 and 90 have become a father, but again, that is a rare case and there are certain things associated with the whole scenario that lead to the attainment of pregnancy.

Also, the average of the couple also matter when it comes to achieving pregnancy as most of the time there is a huge age gap between the couples. For instance, the risk of a miscarriage happening is greater in women (even if she is 25)  trying to conceive with a male partner who is over the age of 40, due to the old age of the male partner.

What to do in order to conceive at an old age?

If you have been trying to conceive for a long time and do not see any hope of getting a child, then it is the time to get yourself checked by a fertility doctor. The potential reason behind such inability can be your old age, bad-quality eggs, low motility sperms, or any other specific reason that can only be identified after you visit a fertility clinic. Some of the infertility cases can be cured with fertility medicines, while the more severe cases demand the use of fertility treatment such as IUI, IVF, ICSI, IMSI, PICSI, Surrogacy, etc.

Go IVF Surrogacy is a widely recognized medical tourism company in India operating in collaboration with the best fertility specialists having significant experience in performing various fertility treatments. Our fertility specialist will effectively asses your fertility health in order to find out the cause behind your infertility and will perform the best course of fertility treatment accordingly. We are known to provide affordable fertility treatment in India with high chances of success in the same.


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23/Oct/2020

IVF is an advanced fertility treatment that has been widely accepted as the best ART technique to get rid of infertility issue. Infertility, on the other hand, is a hormonal disorder caused by several factors like lifestyle routine, environmental effects, stress, depression, addiction of smoke or alcohol, poor and unhealthy diet, etc.

IVF has been a miracle ART treatment for numerous couples yet and it is doing its best in the area of infertility matter. However, if you didn’t get success at first attempt of your IVF cycle then what to do? How many IVF cycles should I try before giving up and moving on to other option to accomplish my family? Generally, this question comes in the mind of the couple once they had their IVF unsuccessful. Let’s get into an elaborate description of this answer.

IVF never comes up with the promise –

IVF, although a productive treatment to eradicate infertility, never gives assurance to the couple about its 100% result. Several people think that once they get into their IVF treatment, it’s only a matter of time until they will be holding their baby soon after treatment. However, this is not true!

IVF is no doubt most acceptable treatment to get own baby but IVF does not give you 100 percent success result for pregnancy. Age of the woman also decide the chances of pregnancy.

Woman’s age is one of the crucial factors that result in IVF as a big hit for the infertile couple. As the age of the woman increases, her egg quality declines. That’s the reason, why menopause occurs in women. Once the woman comes in the age group of 45-50, her menstruation becomes over due to the natural depletion of ovarian oocytes from aging. It marks a permanent end to the women’s fertility and the average of menopause is approximate 51-53.

So, if a woman outlines their pregnancy after her forties or late 40’s then even IVF won’t work properly because, at this age, women’s egg quality goes down.  At this time, IVF with donor egg may be an option to get conceived.

At the conclusive statement, we can say that the chances of success decrease with the age of the couple.

IVF success rate also differs from one clinic to other, so it is very important to seek out best fertility specialist or the fertility clinic to undergo with IVF cycle. Ask the clinic’s success rate and live birth rates of the clinic rather than getting the information on pregnancy rates.  The average success rate of IVF for a woman under 35 years of age is 65-67% by Go IVF Surrogacy. Go IVF Surrogacy is one of the leading fertility clinics that put forward best IVF fertility treatment to the patient.

IVF Cycle Limitation for the couple –

A couple can have their IVF cycle as much as they can; the decision is totally up to them and of course couple’s fertility specialists. Many of the couples have has their tenth IVF cycle and achieved success, while some couple just has given up trying for the first time IVF by getting a negative result. It’s all up to the patience level and trust on IVF, which attract numerous couples to go for their 3rd or 4th IVF cycle.

A couple can go ahead for as many IVF cycles as they want but what they really need to be aware of is their budget. Undergoing IVF cycles twice thrice or even ninth time requires a couple’s time, patience and most important.

Fertility specialist usually recommends the couple to undergo at least 3-4 IVF cycles because, during 2nd or 3rd IVF cycle, the majority of the couples experience success from this technique.

Couples especially women who undergo with their IVF treatment are filled with so much hope and a belief that IVF will soon turn a boon for their life, so for them, keep the faith and trust during your IVF cycle but don’t rely on IVF as devastation can be strong if a cycle is unsuccessful. So, be prepared for both- positive or negative result.

Is there any Age limitation on IVF?

IVF-is a technique and a far advance treatment to resolve the issue of the couple’s infertility disorder. IVF treatment can be applied or combined with other ART techniques as well, dependent on infertility case of the patient. As per now, there is not as such age limit for women undergoing IVF treatment. Women can go for their own egg IVF procedure until they reach their menopause stage. If a woman has entered their menopause stage then IVF is somehow possible only with donor egg.

Till now, it has been found in the data that several women in their 40 are to have achieved progress in their IVF treatment, although positive results at this age (after 40) are not very high.

Anyways, if talking about approximate IVF cycle a woman can try is at least three IVF cycle and the rest of the choice is on you and your infertility case.


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