The right age to get pregnant varies by individual. Many women wish to start their families after they’ve achieved milestones in other areas of their life. Despite being better financially prepared for a family, it is common to find that naturally getting pregnant after 40 is more difficult than they expected. Thankfully, in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment provides a number of treatment protocols, some of which are designed specifically for women who are over age 40.
World class fertility centers, such as New Hope Fertility Center in NYC, provide a number of IVF treatment protocols. Each protocol is designed to address a different medical need:
- Natural IVF – Natural IVF does not use any fertility medication. This alternative to traditional IVF care has one goal, to harvest and fertilize the sole egg a woman produces naturally during her cycle. This protocol is uniquely suited for women who do not respond well to fertility medication or who are unable to produce multiple eggs during a single cycle. The Natural IVF protocol is ideal for getting pregnant after 40.
- Minimal Stimulation (Mini) IVF – Minimal stimulation IVF cycles use low doses of fertility medication in order to promote the production of three-to-five high quality eggs. The focus of the Mini protocol is egg quality, not quantity. Each woman’s treatment is specifically tailored to her exact medical needs.
- Traditional IVF – Traditional IVF uses large doses of fertility medication to retrieve a large number of eggs. The focus of this method is to retrieve as many eggs as possible for use during the current cycle as well as subsequent cycles if needed. Women who are seen as ideal candidates for IVF treatment are best suited for the traditional IVF protocol.
It is important to note that no two individuals are the same. Therefore, within each protocol, women should be treated as individuals and prescribed only the level of medication they need for a successful cycle.
IVF for Getting Pregnant After 40
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