Motherhood: Pregnancy After Infertility ~ How You Can Still Bring Home a Baby

When a couple first learns they’re infertile, the last thing they can imagine is the incredible moment of bringing a baby home. This is particularly true for women with poor egg quality whose options appear limited. These couples shouldn’t despair. There’s an effective fertility treatment they may not have considered, and it’s rapidly growing in popularity. In vitro fertilization incorporating the egg donation process gives hope to couples by keeping their dream of starting a family alive.

Donor Egg Success Rates

Unfortunately, a women’s poor egg quality is a major barrier to pregnancy. This is especially true for older women, who experience lower success rates with traditional IVF. The use of donor eggs in IVF cycles significantly increases the chance of a successful pregnancy for these women. The national average delivery rate using frozen donor eggs is approximately 44%.

The Donor Egg IVF Process

The donor egg IVF process is similar to traditional IVF with your own eggs. The biggest difference in using frozen eggs is it’s far less invasive for the recipients.

Donor egg recipients avoid having to undergo the stimulation and egg retrieval process, as well as any risk of failing to retrieve viable eggs. Also, bypassing this part of the process means time and money saved.

Selecting a Donor Egg Program

When selecting a donor egg program or service, like the one at this fertility center arizona, you should research their egg donor database and screening processes.

Ideally, you should have access to a wide variety of egg donors along with important information about them, such as family medical history, physical characteristics, education, and accomplishments. Further, you should ask about the screening process potential donors undergo to qualify.

Depending on the program, you may be able to choose between using fresh or frozen donor eggs. If you choose fresh donor eggs, you and the donor’s menstrual cycles need to be synchronized. Synchronization isn’t necessary when using frozen donor eggs. The process can start at the time that’s most convenient for you, and costs around half as much as using fresh donor eggs.

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Mum Finds: Athena ~ Milk For Women

 

If one of your intentions is to be healthier this year, then you might want to start stashing Athena Milk in your pantry. Apart from being formulated to meet women’s special nutritional needs, Athena offers a number of other benefits that any woman will love.

Athena In A Nutshell

products and brands, women health, food, women health, healthy products for women and children, milkNo other milk understands women better. We are always on the go, seeking to strike a balance between work and personal time so we can enjoy life to the fullest. This is why we need to stay fit and attractive, to look good and feel good
whenever we can. We have unique needs that only women like us truly
understand.

Athena has:

  • High Calcium essential for optimum bone health
  • Vitamins D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus nutrients to help maintain strong bones
  • Low fat so we can enjoy this beverage without the risk of high
    caloric intake
  • Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A & E and Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and promote optimum immune function

Athena is a delicious beverage made just for us women! It comes in two flavors ~ Milk {Php130.00 for 180 grams and Php273.00 for 400 grams} and Choco {Php130.00 for 180 grams}. It’s available online at www.athena.com.ph and in-store at Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, and Southstar.

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Infertility Awareness 2017: Facts, Myths, + Treatments For Infertility


It was an afternoon of new learnings and renewed hope {especially for those who are suffering from infertility} at Merck’s Fertility Awareness 2017: Bridging Baby Steps event held at the Garden Ballroom Hal 3 and 4 of Edsa Shangri-la Manila last 21 October. It was also interesting as we were joined not only by couples seeking to increase their knowledge about infertility and looking for ways to combat it, but also by a couple who have waited for 16 years to conceive a child, tried In-Vitro Fertilization, and was blessed with a set of twins!

Infertility Facts

According to Dr. Leonardo Almeda, infertility is the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of adequate cohabitation or after 6 months if the woman is older than 35.  The term describes a man who cannot get a woman pregnant and a woman who cannot get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term and one out of 10 Filipinos is suffering from this condition.  Among the factors that can contribute to infertility include health conditions, behaviors, age, and genetics.

Generally, as age increases so does the likelihood of infertility. Older men produce fewer and lower-quality sperm in the same manner that older women have fewer and lower-quality eggs. The risk of some health conditions associated with infertility increases with age. Age-related declines in sperm and egg quality also increase the risk of health conditions such as Down Syndrome, autism, and schizophrenia in future generations.

During the event mums are asked to take the Fertility Quiz and I was relieved to find out that my results indicated that I do not need to see a reproduction specialist. Although my little man is more than a handful, it will be awesome to have another baby so he can have a playmate and a best friend.

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