How does Advanced Maternal Age affect fertility?
As women age, ovarian reserve naturally decreases (refer to the Diminished Ovarian Reserve page), along with the quality of eggs
A higher risk of genetic abnormalities in offspring is associated with AMA
How can Assisted Reproductive Treatment like IVF help?
Medication can help increase the number of eggs produced per cycle
Genetic testing can be performed on embryos before implantation to assess chromosomal abnormalities
Embryos or eggs can be frozen and preserved earlier in life before a patient is ready to conceive