The stigma surrounding infertility often holds a torch up to women who "waited too long" or those trying to get pregnant in their late 30s and 40s. As you've probably heard before, though, infertility does not discriminate. In fact, there are plenty of women we treat here at New Hope that come to us in what is considered the "most fertile" age group. We're talking about women in their 20s.
There are a wide range of reproductive health issues that can make it difficult for women of all ages to get pregnant. According to one of our resident embryologists, Amie B., "a common theme we have at New Hope among patients in their 20s involve tubal factor infertility and hormonal dysregulation. Fallopian tube obstruction can be common, since it is the result of a wide variety of issues including Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, appendicitis, or even infections contracted after the woman's first childbirth. While hormonal issues typically stem from thyroid problems and other issues with the endocrine system."
With a simple sonogram, we've been able to help a wide range of women in their 20s identify tubal blockage being the reason behind their infertility. While some women elect for a tubalectomy to unblock their problem tube, many elect to try IVF to utilize their functioning fallopian tube in order to avoid unnecessary surgery.
We have a few recent IVF success stories involving women in their 20s facing primary and secondary infertility. One such patient was only 24 when she arrived at New Hope with trouble getting pregnant with her second child. After freezing embryos from her Mini-IVF™ cycle, she had a frozen embryo transfer and soon came back with a positive pregnancy test.
Our second story comes from a 28-year-old struggling with primary infertility. She returned a positive pregnancy test after a fresh embryo transfer from her Mini-IVF™ cycle.
Our third case involved a 26-year-old, who came to New Hope with secondary infertility like Ms. 24. After consulting with our fertility specialists, she elected to do a few cycles of Mini-IVF™ in order to create several good embryos and increase her chances of achieving pregnancy, which she did after her frozen embryo transfer.
And our final IVF success story is from Ms. 29, who got pregnant (with twins!) after 1 Mini-IVF™ cycle and a fresh embryo transfer. This will be her second pregnancy thanks to the help of our expert team.
Congrats to all of our recent IVF pregnancies, who prove infertility can affect women of all ages, not just those of advanced maternal age. And not to mention, all 4 women got pregnant using our minimally invasive IVF protocol -- Mini-IVF™!