Challenges Faced in Pregnancy with Advanced Maternal Age

Challenges Faced in Pregnancy with Advanced Maternal Age


Hi, I am Dr Sweta Gupta, Clinical Director
of Medicover Fertility. Today I am going to discuss about The Challenges
Faced in Pregnancy with Advanced Maternal Age One of the factors that should be considered while planning pregnancy is the maternal age. because with advanced maternal age the fertility
of a woman declines, especially after mid- 30’s, and if she conceives it becomes a
high-risk pregnancy. What is advanced maternal age? Advanced maternal age (AMA)
is defined as women who conceive when they are 35 years or older. With advanced age there is a trend of decreasing
fertility, as the quality and quantity of eggs deteriorates. A woman not only finds it difficult to get
pregnant, but the chances of miscarriage also increases. What are the risks associated with advanced
maternal age? A female is born with fixed number of
eggs, and as she ages the number of eggs available significantly decreases, thus reducing fertility. With age egg quality also deteriorates and
there is an increase chance of chromosomal activities like down syndrome, there is also increase chance of miscarriage In addition, it is common to find uterine
fibroids and endometrial polyps in older women which in a way can also affect a woman’s
fertility. What can be done to increase the chances of
pregnancy? To increase the chances of pregnancy in older
women we recommend them To lead a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress
and start with prenatal vitamins. Counselling the patient on the awareness
of the effect of age on fertility is essential As a woman who is older than 35yrs should
receive evaluation and treatment after 6 months of failed attempts to conceive. And in women older than 40yrs, immediate
evaluation and treatment is needed pre-conception check-up is required, and a detailed
family history is asked. If during investigations like hypertension, diabetes,
thyroid are found, they should be managed well medically, as these can lead
to a high-risk pregnancy. What are the treatment options for advanced
age group woman? The chances of natural pregnancy at an
age of 35 starts declining, and by the time a woman is 40, it falls steeply. But with assisted reproductive technology
the chances of a successful pregnancy increases. After brief period of ovulation induction,
IVF is the recommended choice IVF can make the optimal use of the limited eggs left in
the ovary provided the matured egg retrieved in a specific
IVF cycle is of good quality. And for women for whom ovarian stimulation
to retrieve good quality eggs have failed, then IVF with a donor egg should be considered. Where a donor egg of younger age group woman is taken with matching profile and donor egg is mixed with husband’s sperm and a good quality embryo is formed Donor egg IVF treatment can be helpful in women who have had their menopause and can make them pregnant also How can Medicover Fertility help women to
conceive in their advanced age? Medicover fertility clinics are among the
top fertility clinics in Europe now in India. With state-of-the-art technology and technical
expertise of doctors, we have been helping older women with planning pregnancy. Motherhood now does not have to be limited
to the younger women only. Advances in fertility treatments have helped
many older women to conceive successfully and have babies under our guidance. Thank you for watching this video, if you
have any questions or concerns regarding advanced maternal age, you can drop your questions
in the comment section or call us on 7862800700.

One thought on “Challenges Faced in Pregnancy with Advanced Maternal Age

  • Hello mem . Now I'm 35 years old. I have 12 years girl with C session . Now I want pregnancy again can I?

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