Fertility over 40, IVF

UK – The age factor: IVF still cannot turn back the biological clock – but the rate of over-40s pursuing it is soaring

Source Daily Mail

At the time, the birth of Louise Brown in Oldham, Manchester, on July 25 1978 was met with predictable star-gazing and horror: could this ‘test tube’ baby be the start of a science fiction future? Is it unnatural? Unethical? One magazine called Brown’s conception via IVF ‘the biggest threat since the atom bomb’.

Four decades and eight million babies later, IVF is still eye-wateringly expensive but widely accepted, hugely successful, and generally available for anyone with the cash – whether they have fertility issues, or have delayed childbearing beyond the natural scope of fertility.

It means, in a year, any woman under 42 can have an 80 percent probability of conceiving using their own eggs, and we can even screen embryos for genetic defects before they’re implanted. And the babies are healthy – far from the unnatural aliens that critics predicted in the 70s.

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UK – As Brigitte Nielsen announces she’s pregnant at 54, an expert warns that celebrities who are not open about using donor eggs to conceive are giving women ‘false hope’

Source Daily Mail

Last week, actress Brigitte Nielsen shocked fans by revealing she’s pregnant with her fifth child at 54, joining a long list of celebrities who have conceived in their 40s and 50s, such as Rachel Weiss, 48.

As fertility starts to decline after the age of 35, many women who fall pregnant in later life do so by using a donor egg.

Other famous women who have conceived in later life include Janet Jackson who got pregnant at 50 and Halle Berry who had her second child at 47, although it can’t be said for certain that any of these famous women did use donor eggs

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Australia – Everything You Need To Know About Fertility In Your 40s

Source Australian Women’s Health

With the average age of new mothers increasing, many couples are waiting longer to start their family. Unfortunately, one of the consequence of delaying pregnancy until later in life is that age is the most important factor when it comes to conceiving.

Quite simply, women are less likely to conceive in their 40s because they don’t produce eggs with the potential to make babies as often as women do in their 20 and 30s. In fact, on average women aged 40-43 will produce just one egg a year with the ability to make a baby.

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Gretchen Rossi Opens Up About IVF Treatments

Source All Things Real Housewives

Gretchen Rossi, former cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County, is opening up about her IVF story, the struggles of getting pregnant and more in a brand new interview.

“Many celebrities in Hollywood glamorize the ability to have babies way up into your late 40s and the truth is that some of them are not telling the full story,” Rossi told PEOPLE. “A lot of women in their 40s are getting pregnant using an egg donor and not disclosing this. This is why we find it important to encourage women who are either career-focused or think they can just get pregnant way into their 40s to consider freezing their eggs while they are younger.”

Gretchen and her long-time man Slade Smiley are currently working with Dr. Surrey at SCRC, who she says has been “giving us hope.” She added, “We are awaiting the outcome of our last IVF cycle to find out if we have any viable embryos in order to implant and hopefully become pregnant.”

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Everything to Know About Getting Pregnant In Your 40s, as More Stars Have Babies Near 50

Source People

Rachel Weisz and husband Daniel Craig have happily announced that they are “going to have a little human” together – and it’s bound to be a ridiculously gorgeous baby. The actress, 48, (who, along with Craig, has an older child from a previous relationship) is part of a growing number of celebrities who have carried children well into their 40s; Janet Jackson welcomed son Eissa at age 50, Geena Davis delivered twins Kian and Kaiis at 48, Kelly Preston had son Benjamin at 48 and Halle Berry gave birth to son Maceo at 47.

While a healthy and hoped-for pregnancy is a joyous occasion at any age, it is especially in a woman’s late 40s; doctors refer to a woman over the age of 35 as of “advanced maternal age,” with the attendant risks and difficult odds that accompany that designation. Here’s everything you need to know about the likelihood of getting pregnant in your late 40s.

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