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Archive for May 2012

Fertility rates highest for Canadian women in their 30’s for the fifth consecutive year.

The latest statistics on Births in Canada have been released on January 31, 2012 for 2009 data. A few highlights: For the first time since 2002, the fertility of Canadian women dropped from the previous year down to 1.67 children per women. For the fifth year in a row, the rate of fertility was highest […]

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Think that women’s age is the only important factor in becoming pregnant? Recent research suggests that men’s fertility declines with age, too.

Dr. Paula Fettback presented research at the annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Orlando, Florida, in October, 2011. Her research found that between the ages of 41 and 45, the chance of a man getting his wife pregnant dropped 7 percent with each year – so when the man was 41, the couple had […]

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Even if you’re healthy and active, you may still have difficulties becoming pregnant in your late 30s and 40s.

Many women think that if they are fit and active, feel healthy, and are still menstruating that they are still fertile. Unfortunately this generally isn’t the case, as a woman’s eggs are as old as she is and older eggs have more difficulty becoming fertilized. Men’s fertility declines with age too, no matter how fit […]

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Although lots of celebrities are becoming pregnant in their 40s and 50s, they are likely using younger women’s eggs.

What the media doesn’t usually reveal is that many older celebrities have used the eggs of a younger woman to get pregnant. When an older woman uses a younger woman’s eggs, pregnancy rates are much higher and the risk of chromosomal abnormalities for the baby are significantly reduced. However, there are still higher risks of […]

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