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advanced maternal age

Coping With High-Risk Pregnancy After Infertility Treatment

As infertility technologies improve, so do success rates. Statistically, increases in pregnancy and live birth rates have been seen for women across all age ranges over the past decade. These success stories include pregnancies resulting from donor egg IVF cycles in older women. More women who have undergone infertility treatment hear the magical words "You're pregnant" than ever before, and...

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Destination IVF

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was one Global Navigation System (GPS) for IVF (In-vitro Fertilization) programs? It could make the experience faster, simpler and more accurate. You would never fear that valuable time would be lost as your biological clock ticks away. But as we all know, not all GPS systems are created equal nor do they give the...

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How Many Eggs Do I Have Left?

Carla M. DiGirolamo, M.D., Ph.D. of RSC of New England discusses how to anticipate fertility issues down the road in this video, sponsored by Attain Fertility Centers. To view other educational Path2Parenthood videos, check out our YouTube Library.

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In a blink of an eye...

I had just gotten home from an evening out with my girlfriends. A glass of wine and some salmon and grilled vegetables later I walked into my house to a voicemail message waiting for me on the answering machine. We have one of those old school answering machines with a red blinking light and a speaker, so anyone in the...

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Laura Linney and my own stupid musings

Recent headlines about Laura Linney giving birth at age 49 have sent my mind swirling, yet again, to a very distant time.

I grew up in a 1950's household consisting of two parents, two grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, all in one house. Brooklyn was different then, as was everything. Some things were better and some things much, much worse, but...

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Older Mothers: Who is Too Old and Dr. Oz

I was channel surfing this week and landed on the Dr. Oz show. The topic of the show was "When are you too old to become a mother?" That title certainly made me stop and listen. This article on Dr. Oz's website interestingly points out that according to the Centers for Disease Control "the only group of women to show...

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One Good Egg: Scrambled and Fried at 45

I was out reporting in the field the other day, covering some sort of crime in the streets of Los Angeles, when a devoted viewer came up to say hello. After asking for an autograph and taking a 'selfie,' he turned to me and asked me if I have had any luck in getting pregnant. Now, this may seem...

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The (Slightly) Older Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

Are you losing one egg a month or millions? What's important for women in their late thirties and beyond to know about their pregnancy potential? Sandy Goodman, M.D., of Reproductive Medicine Group, Tampa, discusses everything from weight to current recommendations for treatment options in this short video, The (Slightly) Older Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant. This...

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Transitioning from IVF to a Donor Egg Cycle

The decision to move on from In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to a donor egg IVF cycle is a very personal one. You may see your funds running out, with no clear understanding of why IVF is not working for you. Some women in this situation may have gone through three cycles of IVF or more without success. Others may be...

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Your Summer Survival Fertility Tips List

What is it about summer that makes everything slow down or grind to a halt? I have had quite a few people tell me that they want to put a new project "on hold," deal with a health issue later, change a date or sort out some problems.

I'm not the only one; several others have queried the same...

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