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Early Menopause and IVF

April 30, 2015 8:13 am

  Around 6% of British women suffer unexplained early menopause, giving them much greater risks of heart attack, stroke, and bone disease while make it much harder to conceive at a relatively early age. Early menopause is generally defined as menopausal symptoms before the age of 45. Another 1.4% of women go through early menopause due to cancer treatment or surgery to remove their ovaries. In these instances, women often have the option to freeze their eggs to ensure that they can still have a child if they choose to. Causes of Early Menopause There is no single cause for all early menopause or POF (Premature Ovarian Failiure) and in many cases, doctors can not find an underlying cause for... View Article

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How to Support a Friend Undergoing IVF

January 16, 2015 10:46 am

  Infertility can be incredibly stressful and put a strain on romantic and platonic relationships. While IVF is an excellent option, the hormones involved and anticipation can make women tired and emotional. It can be invasive and exhausting for couples in general, and support networks are essential at this time. Knowing What You’re Discussing Some people confuse IVF with artificial insemination. However, IVF involves complaining eggs and sperm outside the body and then introducing them to the uterus. Making the woman’s body ready for the fertilised egg is quite a long process, involving blood tests, ultrasounds, fertility drugs (which are administered daily), egg extraction, sperm collection, and a procedure to introduce the embryo to the uterus. Once that’s completed, women... View Article

IVF Mother Gives Birth at 46

June 12, 2014 8:14 am

A woman from Orlando, Florida, is now the oldest IVF mother using her own, unfrozen eggs after starting treatment at the age of 46. Belinda Slaughter conceived after creating four embryos using her own eggs and her husband’s sperm. One implanted successfully and a boy was born last September. She was unaware of breaking any records, but was aware that she only had a 1% chance of conceiving using this method. The age of the egg is what is remarkable about her pregnancy. A woman has given birth at the age of 69 using donated eggs, and women have been able to give birth later using frozen eggs, but this case is the first published in Fertility and Sterility using... View Article