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Infertility Treatment and the Best Fertility Drugs for Women Over 35


If you're a woman in your 30s, you're probably aware of that fact that a woman's fertility decreases after age 35. Cutting edge Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) means you don't have to give up hope of becoming a mom after 35. The fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC have decades of education, training, and clinical experience to determine precisely how long patients should remain on a certain medication therapy. As a patient who is committed to investing your time and resources into getting pregnant, you must become well-informed about fertility medications.

Infertility Treatment for Women Over 35

Doctors use fertility drugs to adjust your natural hormone levels, stimulate the growth of multiple egg follicles, and trigger ovulation. All of these drugs are used to increase your chances of conception. Once your fertility specialist determines the most probable cause of your infertility, a customized treatment plan will be recommended.

Depending upon the cause of infertility, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) may be recommended. Should IUI treatment fail after more than two attempts, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is recommended.


Timing is of the essence when it comes to the administration of fertility medications during every infertility treatment cycle – especially In Vitro Fertilization (IVF.) Why does timing matter so much? Your fertility doctor must have the specialization to know when your fertility medication regimens must be adjusted: increased, decreased, or stopped altogether. Look: IVF pregnancy success rates are increased when your fertility team has the talent for managing medication therapies with unrivaled precision.

  • Femarais an effective drug for women over the age of 35 undergoing IUI. It is prescribed in the case of ovulation problems or unexplained fertility, since it can help induce ovulation in women who cannot ovulate on their own.
  • Clomid is also used to induce the production of multiple eggs during one cycle. If you're over 35, you'll likely do well with cycles using Clomid since you will have a smaller ovarian reserve, and likely won't require the Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH) in conventional therapy.
  • Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Antagonist(GnFH antagonist) are often used together with FSH to regulate female hormone responses.
  • Luproninhibits how much the pituitary gland controls the ovary. Doctors use these to prevent the ovary from releasing egg follicles too soon during an IVF cycle.


  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin(hCG) is an injection used to trigger ovulation. Your doctor will use it once your egg follicles are in a mature stage and ready to be surgically retrieved.
  • Progesterone via suppository or injection is prescribed to help supplement the natural progresterone your body produces after ovulation - or - after an hCG trigger injection during an IVF cycle. This supplemental hormone prepares your uterine lining for embryo implantation.
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormones(FSH) are a type of gonadotropin, ovulating-hormones produced by the pituitary gland. These injections stimulate the ovary directly to produce multiple eggs and may not be the best fertility drugs for women over 35.

Strategic Administration of Fertility Medications

Every fertility drug is specifically designed for strategic administration during a woman’s IVF cycle. These medications are a very important component of the IVF cycle process and are determinative of pregnancy success.

New Hope Fertility NYC’s standard of care encompasses the detailed explanation of the important role of fertility medications:

  • Prepare the patient’s body for treatment
  • Control the patient’s natural ovulation function


The staff and doctors at New Hope Fertility NYC have decades of specialized experience helping women in their advanced maternal years. Our passion is to help you find the combination of treatment and medication that is ideal for your age and medical needs. To schedule a consultation with one of the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC, click the icon below and enter your information online - or - call 917.525.5496.

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