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Women with Older Ovaries

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 30, 2007 | 0 comments

Prematurely Aging Ovaries Overview

Older women (generally above age 38), and younger women with so-called prematurely aging ovaries, will often find it harder to get pregnant. We, here at CHR, have a special interest in the “older women pregnancy and aging ovary” and have been conducting a lot of research on this topic. See Ovarian Aging: is there a "Norm" in Contemporary ObGyn. Our program has become known in the community as the program of “last resort” and we, therefore, have probably proportionally more “older ovaries” under treatment than any other infertility center in New York City.

One of our patients, not too long ago, indeed, taught us a very important new lesson, which we, since, have diligently investigated with an increasing number of our patients. She, without our knowledge, had started taking the over the counter available, mild male hormone, DHEA and, as a consequence, greatly increased her oocyte (egg) yield in IVF. Indeed, after approximately four months of DHEA usage, her 43-year old ovaries behaved like those of woman in her 20ies.

Full article:
http://www.centerforhumanreprod.com/premature_ovaries.html





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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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