When it comes to pregnancy, advanced maternal age is typically defined as a woman who is age 35 or older at the time of delivery. Once a woman is age 35 or older, her chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby with an uncomplicated pregnancy decrease each year.
Infertility due to advanced age is often caused by the changes in quantity or quality of a woman’s eggs. When a female is born, she has a certain number of eggs. Over time, there are fewer eggs and the quality of eggs almost diminishes. This leads to trouble getting pregnant as well as an increased incidence of miscarriage.
If you are age 35 or older and have been having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse for at least six months, your doctor may diagnose you with infertility due to advanced age.
Why Choose UHealth?
A comprehensive approach to fertility. Our closely-knit team of experienced professionals – including female and male fertility specialists, acupuncturists, and physicians with special expertise in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), thyroid disorders, endometriosis, and hormonal imbalances – work together to ensure the health of you and your baby.
High pregnancy rates. We have some of the highest pregnancy rates in not only South Florida, but in the entire United States. Our success stories include even the most challenging cases.
Personalized attention to help you take control of your health. Faculty members at the Miller School of Medicine, a nationally recognized institution, currently conduct nearly 2,000 research projects in science and clinical care in a variety of fields. Our emphasis on research and innovation ensures you receive the most sophisticated diagnostic tests and advanced fertility treatments available.