What your mom’s menopause tells about your own fertility

What your mom's menopause tells about your own fertility A tricky thing about determining how many eggs a woman has left is combining the findings from your blood work with medical history and physical examination to arrive at a complete picture. Although a simple measure of FSH on cycle day 3 in either a home test or at the doctor's office will give you a rough estimate of what's going on, taking a smarter approach on such an [...]

2018-06-18T11:11:37+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

At which age should women start having children? Is that really a complicated question?

At which age should women start having children? Is that really a complicated question? Image courtesy: serge bertasius at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Biologically speaking, between the age of 18 and 25 is best to have a first child. That's when eggs are in good shape and the whole reproductive system is at its peak. Young women of 18–25 are the least likely to have chronic health problems and have the lowest rates of infertility. Infertility, in [...]

2018-06-18T10:06:23+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Mothers at 35 plus: What medicine and society still need to learn about them

Mothers at 35 plus: What medicine and society still need to learn about them My grandmother delivered my dad after she turned 40. My dad was her tenth and last child (seven of ten survived to adulthood). Since my grandma's oldest daughter was already married, everyone in the small village in the Balcan mountains considered it shameful for my grandma to give birth to a baby at a time when she was supposed to help [...]

2018-06-18T11:56:58+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Are women over 35 in “advanced maternal age”?

Are women over 35 in "advanced maternal age"? Image by nura sualpradid (FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Did you know that doctors often refer to pregnancies in women of 35 and older as "advanced maternal age"? Sounds more like a diagnosis then a birthday reminder, right? No wonder that most women hate that term and leave it only for the medical community to use it.   While it's true that advanced age means also advanced pregnancy risks, [...]

2018-06-19T08:53:50+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Tags: , , , |