Is “age” your doctor’s only explanation as to why you are not getting or staying pregnant?
You may have been told a myriad of reasons why you have not yet created your dream that may have ranged from “it’s too late”; to “your egg and/or sperm quality is poor”; “there’s no chance of natural conception” or “your best chance is trying to conceive naturally because IVF/ICSI is likely to fail unless you opt for donor egg/embryo”.
Does any of this sound familiar?
While age may be a contributing factor in your and your partner’s fertility journey, it is by no means the only factor. If this was the case every patient who opted for donor egg from a younger donor would have a baby as a result of treatment (and couples and individuals would come to us for all the other reasons only – rather than to seek understanding as to why their donor egg cycles keep failing.
No matter what your next step in trying to have a baby – if you have been trying for a while and have heard any of the above reasons as to why you are still trying without success this next ‘Ask Gabriela Rosa Live’ segment is for you. Gabriela will address some of the following questions and more:
- How old is too old?
- How is age affecting my fertility?
- Is my [male] partner’s age affecting our chances of conceiving?
- Is there anything I can do to combat the effects of age on my fertility?
- What are my fertility treatment options if I am >40 years of age?
- Does my age affect the health of my prospective pregnancy and child?
- Is it possible that there are other factors aside from age getting in the way of me conceiving and keeping a pregnancy to full term?
- Are there particular tests I should do to determine the effects of ageing on my fertility?
- If undergoing IVF/ICSI, are there particular recommendations for those of older age?
- How do I know when to give up?
Join fertility specialist, Gabriela Rosa, in this topical ‘Ask Gabriela Rosa Live’ episode and get ready to separate fact from fiction and determine exactly what you need to do to overcome infertility and miscarriage, even when other treatments have failed.