Ovarian reserve refers to the number of eggs that women have at an exact moment in time. All women are born with a finite number of eggs of approximately 1-2 million, although the fetus at 20 weeks gestation has 6-7 million eggs. As a woman ages, the number of eggs available decreases. Thus, a woman has about 300,000 eggs at puberty.
Finally, when a woman reaches menopause, the number of eggs will be depleted and she will have no ovarian reserve.
Read the full article on: Low ovarian reserve? Causes and possibilites of getting pregnant ( 54).
By Carolina González Arboleya M. D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 01/21/2021