Getting Pregnant at Advanced Age
What are my chances of getting pregnant at an advanced age and can I improve my ovarian reserve?
A: First of all, the oldest lady that I have helped conceive was 56, and she conceived through the use of donor egg.
The oldest lady that I have helped conceive with her own eggs was 51. She basically wanted to conceive, but we just thought let’s do the best that we can, who knows what’s going to happen. Even though sometimes FSH levels aren’t exactly where they need to be and obviously AMH isn’t exactly where it needs to be, things still go ahead and they still happen despite all odds.
I have had patients at 47 conceive naturally with their own eggs without necessarily having to do too much, but then it depends on their hormonal profile. It depends on what’s going on for them, how long they have had elevated FSH, what the level of FSH is, what it is that they’ve tried.
There’s literally an entire gamut of possible question marks that get brought up when a question like this is asked. If you go to any doctor just based on age, they’re going to say that it’s unlikely. But look I’ve seen things happen that I never thought would. I’ve had women conceive who had and AMH level of less than 1! I’ve had women conceive with FSHs of 65.
It truly does depends on a whole variety of different aspects.
Let it be known, you cannot improve ovarian reserve.
Ovarian reserve, as women, we are born with all the eggs that we will ever have and you cannot increase the number of these eggs. You can however improve egg quality. Even though the number of eggs maybe diminished or reduced, often it is possible to improve the quality of the eggs, and that’s essentially what we go about doing in a process like the Natural Fertility Breakthrough program.
We’re use your Seven-Step F.E.R.T.I.L.E method and of course the 11 Pillars of Fertility foundation in order to improve and optimize the quality of the egg, the quality of the sperm, and therefore the quality of the embryo. Again though it is always a matter of understanding and assessing each individual situation.
If you would like me to assess your particular situation we offer a complimentary fertility discovery session, by application because we have a very strong track record to maintain and pride ourselves on our results. As such before we agree to work with a couple we must first ascertain whether we can actually be of assistance your particular situation.