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Becoming a mother after 40 – it CAN be safe
For many couples who are trying to start a family, that 40th birthday can loom up ahead like a fertility cliff. Becoming pregnant between the ages of 20 and 35 may well be the ideal, but we all know that life doesn’t always work according to plan.
The male menopause: How does age affect fertility in men?
If you’re over age 35 and you don’t yet have children, you’ve probably had at least one interfering person remind you that you’d better hurry up because your fertility will decline. No one ever says that to men, of course.
Infection and pregnancy: which health hazards do you need to avoid?
Maintaining good health is always a concern, but when you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, the world can feel like it’s full of germs and infections.
Is there an ideal time to conceive?
Most couples discuss when might be the ideal time to start a family. Although everyone would love to be told exactly when is the best time to have a child, the truth is that there’s no single perfect moment when you should try to conceive.
Can COVID-19 Affect Fertility?
If you’re trying to start or expand your family, you probably want to know whether COVID-19 could affect your fertility. So far, it’s hard to say for sure. COVID-19 has only been around for a little over a year, so scientists haven’t had time to see if it has any long-term effects on fertility.
Does your state of mind affect your fertility?
All too many couples who are struggling to start a family have been given the unhelpful advice that they should “just relax.” Many people end up blaming themselves for their fertility problems, as though they are subconsciously stopping their bodies from conceiving successfully.
Stressed out: Does chronic tension make you less fertile?
Anyone who’s struggling to conceive knows that the entire experience can be extremely stressful. It’s not surprising that anyone finding it difficult to start a family feels a lack of control that fosters anxiety and potential depression.
How Risky is it (for You and Your Baby) to Get Pregnant after 40?
If you’re trying to start a family or hope to have more children, and you’re approaching (or passed) the big 4-0, you’re bound to have heard at least once that it’s a lot more risky to have a baby when you’re the other side of 40.
Put it Out: Smoking’s Impact on Fertility
We’ve all been bombarded with messages about the dangers of smoking for several decades, but there’s one issue that tends to fly under the radar: the impact that smoking has on your fertility.
Is your job affecting your fertility?
You’ve probably heard a lot about the risks of delaying starting a family until after you’ve become stable within your career, since trying for a baby later in life can potentially limit your chances of a successful pregnancy and birth.
Early menopause and fertility planning
For most women, menopause occurs between 45 and 55 (on average at 51), but some women find that it appears much earlier than expected, which could potentially throw a wrench into your family planning preferences.
Does weight gain lead to fertility loss?
We all know that carrying too much weight can affect many areas of our health, but research has found that being overweight can also have a significant impact on your fertility.
Exactly how hard is it to get pregnant after age 35?
If you’re trying to start a family, or you hope to have children one day but you’re not currently in a position to do so, you’ve probably had people tell you that you need to start before you’re 35, because once you’re over that age you’ll seriously struggle.
Young Eggs vs. Young Uterus: What’s More Important for IVF Success?
We all know that younger women, as a whole, have an easier time getting pregnant and giving birth to healthy babies. But understanding why that’s the case is more complicated.
Is Freezing Eggs or Freezing Embryos Better for Fertility Preservation?
While right now we have no way of freezing the biological clock, modern technology has given us a type of “snooze button.”
What Happens to Your Eggs as You Get Older?
You’ve probably heard the phrase “The clock is ticking…” so often that it’s nauseating – or at best ultra-cliché. But for women who have bearing children on their radar, the ‘ticking’ feeling can’t be just brushed off as a nothing.
Why I decided to freeze my eggs
Dr Zoe Williams, GP and medical broadcaster, reveals why she made the decision to freeze her eggs.
The Unexpected Freedom That Comes With Freezing Your Eggs
The New York Times magazine explains that egg freezing does not provide fertility insurance, but it can give peace of mind to women who have not yet found the right partner.
A 34-year-old who froze her eggs said it transformed her dating life for the better
When Sarah Richards, a journalist and author, went through the process of freezing her eggs at 32-years-old, she said it changed her dating life for the better.
European Medical Journal Congress Interview with Dr. Sarah Jarvis, MBE
Sarah Jarvis speaks to EMJ on the panel discussion she moderated at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) 2019 congress on ‘The pressures paradox: can egg freezing tune out the tick tock of the biological clock.’
I Am Hannah: Gemma Chan drama examines societal pressure on women By Steven McIntosh
A BBC article on the new drama on Channel 4 about a woman feeling pressure to start family planning.
Our schools need to teach children the benefits of starting a family younge. By Dr Guy Gudex
An opinion piece in New Zealand on educating both women and men earlier on the importance of reproductive health.
Women in UK should be able to store frozen eggs for more than 10 years
Huffington Post discuss the #ExtendTheLimit campaign
Experts discuss the different perspectives on “social egg freezing”
Experts gathered at this year’s European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) 2019 congress to discuss different perspectives on the topic of ‘social egg freezing’ that is gaining more momentum in mainstream European media.