From Fertility Benidorm, a fertility clinic in Alicante, we want to inform you about all the advances, benefits, advantages … that are emerging in the world of fertility and that can help you achieve your dream of starting a family.
It is known that, with the passage of time, both the number and quality of ovules decrease, and therefore fertility. At 40 years the monthly probability of pregnancy of a completely healthy woman is only 5% (20% at 30 years)
The presence of menstruation does not ensure the ability to achieve pregnancy. Most fail to gestate after 45 years of age. In addition, with age, the eggs contain more and more chromosomal alterations that make pregnancy difficult and increase the probability of abortion and / or genetic diseases in the children.
SO, HOW CAN WE PREVENT THE CONSEQUENCES OF A LOW OVARIAN RESERVE?
Attempting pregnancy at an earlier age
Consult a fertility specialist if you are over 35 years old and have been looking for pregnancy for 6 or more months without getting it
The probability of having a healthy baby when there is already a fertility problem even using IVF (in vitro fertilization) is 10% at 40 years, <5% at 42 years
Consider egg freezing treatment if you plan to postpone pregnancy beyond age 35
The vast majority of assisted reproductive pregnancies in women over 42 are with donated oocytes
Complications for the mother and newborn are more frequent as the woman ages
WHAT IS LOW OVARIAN RESERVE OR BRO?
The reserve refers to the number of eggs that a woman has, therefore, the low reserve is defined as the presence of a low number of eggs.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A BRO?
The vast majority of times it is asymptomatic and is occasionally associated with menstrual disturbances.
WHAT CONSEQUENCES DOES IT HAVE?
The possibility of obtaining a child is reduced even with the help of assisted reproductive techniques, since these depend on obtaining a sufficient number of oocytes and on their quality.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF A LOW RESERVE?
The main factor is age, since a woman is born with a limited number of eggs that will be progressively reduced until they are exhausted.
The loss of eggs can be accelerated in several circumstances:
If the ovaries have been operated
If you have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy
Diseases such as endometriosis or autoimmune diseases
If there is a family history of early menopause or genetic diseases that affect the functioning of the ovary
No known cause
After all this information, how can I know my ovarian reserve?
One way is by measuring the levels of hormones such as FSH and estradiol in the blood at the beginning of the cycle, although the most specific is the anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) which is produced by the follicles of the ovary.
Another way is by performing a follicle count (RF) by preferably vaginal ultrasound in the first days of the woman’s cycle.
From Fertility Benidorm, fertility clinic in Alicante, we hope this information has been useful to you. If you have any questions, we offer a free consultation, both online and in person, where we will help you without any commitment.
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