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Content Tagged: age

Risks of delaying childbearing may begin before age 35

Contrary to previous beliefs, a new study suggests increased risks related to delayed childbearing may begin before age 35. Conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the University of Bergen, and published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, this study examined data from about one million first-time mothers in Sweden and Norway. The researchers compared the […]

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I’m 46.5 yrs old and reviewing my life with some regrets, particularly in assuming I had time to choose to have a child. The decision to wait has always been governed by readiness – my own and my partner’s. Have I waited too long? Is it still possible for me to have a child?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. In order to address this subject I think it is important to discuss some introductory biology. Women are born with a finite number of eggs. This egg reserve declines as a woman ages. A woman ovulates (releases […]

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My partner and I just found out that we’re pregnant. Given that we’re both in our late 30s, would you recommend prenatal testing? What prenatal testing options are available and which options are most accurate?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Prenatal testing is a very personal decision. Before embarking on the process, I often ask people to make sure that they know what the test they are having can and cannot test for, and to think about […]

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Aisha Tyler’s infertility confession

Aisha Tyler, the 43 year old co-host of The Talk, recently revealed on the show that she and her husband Jeff Tietjens have spent several years undergoing costly fertility procedures in their efforts to have a child. Aisha shared that recently, after years of unsuccessful treatments, the doctors told them it is very unlikely that […]

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