Age Factor

As maternal age increases, fertility decreases, as does ovulation and egg quality and quantity, and these changes will affect the quality of the future embryo after fertilization. Unlike male sperm, which is constantly in production from puberty until death, all of a woman’s eggs are present at the time she is born, and they are unable to divide or replicate themselves.

older_woman_pregnancy_testAdvanced female age is related to an increase in genetic defects in the embryo, as well as spontaneous abortions related to the body’s reaction to an “abnormal” embryo.

Every woman is different and has an individual ovulation cycle and egg count. To accurately assess the quantity of eggs remaining, or to assess when is the best time for a woman to get pregnant, proper evaluation and lab studies should be conducted and evaluated by a fertility specialist.

GREFI provides the options of embryo donation, egg donors and a sperm bank, available for couples who are in need of these services.

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