How Natural Aging Reduces Female Fertility

How Natural Aging Reduces Female Fertility

Every woman is born with a determinate number of eggs in her ovaries – this is her egg reserve. As a woman ages into her mid- to late 30s, the genetic quality of her eggs declines precipitously. This is because a woman’s age is a strong determinate of egg quality. A woman’s egg supply is not replenished by the spontaneous growth of new follicles during her reproductive lifetime.

Female Fertility and Egg Reserve

Female age is a very important consideration on fertility when a woman wants to get pregnant. A woman’s fixed ovarian reserve is not replenished by the natural growth of new eggs as she ages.

Ovarian Reserve Testing

A woman’s ovarian reserve determines the capacity of her ovary to provide egg cells that are capable of fertilization resulting in a healthy and successful pregnancy. A woman’s supply of quality eggs will be used up somewhere between 25 and 55 years of age.

Effect of Aging on Female Fertility

As a woman ages, her ovaries are unable to produce the hormones that stimulate egg follicles to develop and make them reach a viable stage of development. There is a profound effect of age on the genetic quality of a woman’s egg supply. Poor genetic quality of eggs results in infertility, even when there are many eggs remaining in a woman’s ovarian reserve.

Results of Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy

Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy is an innovative Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedure used to wake up and coax a woman’s nonfunctioning ovaries into producing viable eggs. Dr. Hugh Melnick has helped two women conceive naturally and achieve a live birth through Ovarian Rejuvenation. A third woman who conceived naturally unfortunately suffered a miscarriage early on in her pregnancy.

The therapeutic effect of Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy may take 3 to 6 months to be observed by the Doctor. Tissue transformation is not immediately obvious. Beneficial results will be noticed between 2 to 4 weeks.

Patients are monitored monthly for six months through blood tests to determine if the therapy was successful.

  • Therapeutic effects last 5 to 7 months
  • Periods will return to normal in 50 percent of cases
  • Symptoms of menopause will lessen
  • Increase in sexual drive
  • Improved quality of eggs

Are You a Candidate?

Prospective candidates for Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy are:

  • Women who want to conceive with their own eggs in lieu of egg donation
  • Women who want to restore their hormonal balance and sexual drive naturally
  • Women having a low egg reserve as reflected by a low Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) level
  • Women who have failed multiple IVF treatments due to poor quality embryos
  • Women diagnosed with unexplained infertility
  • Women diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
  • Women diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and suffering from infertility due to a low egg reserve

Your initial consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy can be conducted with the Doctor via telephone, Skype or FaceTime.

Female Fertility Specialist

It is important to work with a fertility specialist who has the clinical experience to design an infertility treatment plan meeting your personal needs.

To read more about Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy, check out the Doctor’s Blog here.

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700 – or – clicking the icon below.

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