What to know about advanced maternal age pregnancy
Our Louisiana fertility center is proud to provide the high-quality fertility care many hopeful mothers need to develop an advanced maternal age pregnancy. This comprehensive, customized assistance has helped countless women achieve their dream of motherhood.
The potential challenges of an advanced maternal age pregnancy
Various factors can make it difficult for a woman to develop an advanced maternal age pregnancy or carry the pregnancy to term.
- Diminished egg quality and quantity. As a woman ages, the quality and quantity of her eggs decline. For example, a healthy 30-year-old woman has a 20% chance of conceiving each cycle. By the age of 40, she has less than a 5% chance of conceiving.
- Abnormalities in chromosomes. Because of reduced egg quality, many women of advanced maternal age have eggs that result in embryos with chromosomal abnormalities. If an embryo has too many or too few chromosomes, it could have trouble implanting in the uterus or could result in a miscarriage.
Our compassionate and knowledgeable team will do everything possible to help hopeful mothers move past barriers to advanced maternal age pregnancy and take home a healthy baby.
How we can help hopeful mothers
Our Louisiana fertility center can help hopeful mothers develop a clear picture of their fertility health. We also offer highly effective treatment options for a variety of family-building needs.
- A comprehensive fertility evaluation. The first phase of conceiving an advanced maternal age pregnancy is receiving an ultrasound and a blood test. These evaluations help us determine the quantity and quality of a woman’s eggs, and whether additional tests are needed.
- Customized treatment plan. Once we have the results from the hopeful mother’s fertility evaluation, our skilled fertility doctors will work with her to develop a customized treatment plan that will give her the best chance of developing a healthy pregnancy.
- Quality donor eggs. In some cases, the diminished quality of a woman’s eggs requires the use of an egg donor. Egg donation offers high success rates for many women. We provide an extensive database of high-quality donors who have been carefully vetted, and work closely with hopeful mothers to find their ideal donor.
- Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). For women able to use their own eggs, we help to ensure that only healthy embryos are transferred to the uterus by utilizing PGT. This procedure is incredibly supportive of the development of an advanced maternal age pregnancy, as it helps us determine which embryos are chromosomally normal, and have a good chance of resulting in a healthy pregnancy.
We walk you through each phase of this process, ensuring you are fully informed and feel supported in every way. Contact us for more information about advanced maternal age pregnancy.