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Fertility treatment for a 40 years old single woman

Fertility treatment for a 40 years old single woman

  1. <span  class="bbp-author-name">Sun</span>

    Hi all,

    I am 40 years old, in January I turn 41. My tests indicate a low ovarian reserve: AMH of 0.24, FSH of 10, and 3 antral follicles on ultrasound. I want to be a single mother (I actually don’t like the term single mother). And I have some struggles with the choice of the treatment. I have visited 2 clinics, next week I will visit one more, in the first of them, Advanced Fertility Care, the Dr. depicted the possibility of doing an IVF with my own eggs, although he did not rule out trying embryo adoption and he talked to me about it- an option I did not know about. Although initially, I discarded this option because of my psychological issues, later it has sparked my interest, though, and I would like to get a more detailed description of the treatment steps and success rates and maybe long-term implications in relation to the genetic relationship between mother and child.

    01/12/2020 at 9:02 am
  2. Hi Sun,

    at 40 years of age and with a low level of anti-mullerian hormone, it is best to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) rather than artificial insemination (AI). The success rate of AI in women in your situation is very low. Here, you can read more about your pregnancy chances with a small egg count: Can I Get Pregnant With Small Egg Count?

    If you need more personalized advice, I recommend you access the Fertility Report, a tool with which you will obtain a detailed document with the clinics near you that meet our quality criteria, treatment options, different budgets, etc. This way you can compare more options from your home without any obligation and resolve your doubts with one of our specialists.

    Hope this helps you,

    wish you all the best.

    01/13/2020 at 10:44 am
    • Thank you so much for your advice, I’ll have a look at the report, we’ll see what it says.

      01/15/2020 at 3:49 pm
  3. I also consider opting for single motherhood. How do I know if I need IVF vs. IUI???

    06/09/2020 at 9:21 am
    • Hi Becky,

      There are several types of fertility treatments and assisted reproductive techniques. The most widely used treatments, and therefore the best known in today’s society, are artificial insemination (AI), also known as intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Each of these techniques is indicated for different patients and different fertility problems. Therefore, it is very important to be familiar with them and to know which treatment is the most appropriate to ensure success. In addition, your doctor will request several tests to establish the most appropriate and successful treatment for your particular case.

      Broadly speaking, artificial insemination consists of the deposition of the semen inside the woman’s uterus and is a low-complexity technique required in mild fertility issues. In AI, egg fertilization takes place in the same way as in a natural conception. In IVF, however, the eggs are previously retrieved from the patient and subsequently fertilized in the laboratory and the resulting embryos are finally transferred back into the uterus. This technique is more complex than AI and indicated in severe fertility issues. Read more about the differences between IUI and IVF here: What is the Difference between IUI and IVF?

      As you have stated that you want to become a single mother by choice, I recommend this post: How can I Get Pregnant Without a Man?

      Last but not least I also invite you to have a look at our fertility report. This is a tool with which you’ll get personalized advice free of charge about all clinics in your preferred area which fulfil our strict quality criteria. You’ll also obtain information about costs, included services, and more.

      Hope this helps,

      best regards.

      06/12/2020 at 9:29 am