What is the role of age in IVF?
The success rate of an IVF treatment depends highly on the age of the woman. As a woman ages, her chances of having a successful career gradually go down. If she is using her own eggs:
- If the woman is below 35 years of age, the percentage of live births per egg retrieval is 54.4%.
- For a woman between 35 to 37 years of age, the percentage of live births per egg retrieval is 42%.
- For a woman between 38 to 40 years of age, the rate of live births per egg retrieval is 26.6%.
- For a woman aged between 41 to 42 years, the rate of live births per egg retrieval is 13.3%.
- If the woman aged 43 or above, her chances of live births per egg retrieval go to as low as 3.9%.
*These percentages are not per cycle, these are data from the records of national IVF success rates, in cases where donor eggs were used.
The chances of a successful pregnancy decline after the age of 40. This is the main reason why women above 40 years of age have to depend on donor eggs. The success rate of an IVF treatment using donor eggs is not dependent on the age of the woman.
There are many complications and risks involved in IVF for women above 40 years of age. Some of those are:
- Genetic abnormalities
- Fetal mortality
- Life threatening complication
- Complications during pregnancy and delivery
- Unhealthy fetus
Fertility treatment for every woman becomes expensive and tougher with age.
Are IVF babies healthy?
Whether the babies born through IVF fertility procedure are healthy or not - this is one of the most common queries that IVF doctors or fertility specialists get to hear.
The simple answer to this question is, yes. Babies born through IVF are healthy are as healthy as those born through natural pregnancy. IVF treatment, when done under expert guidance, do not pose any threat or risk, either short term or long term, to the health of the baby. The primary difference between IVF babies and normal babies lies only in the way they are conceived.
Speaking about the concern, a senior fertility specialist at Pristyn Care says, "At the current scenario, there are more than 80 lakh babies around the world who are born through IVF. The number itself tells that IVF babies are healthy. The chance that any baby hasn't had a problem are almost comparable to what a normal population could have or a normal conception could have. IVF babies have completely normal features and there's no way one can find out that it's a baby born by IVF. The pregnancy outcomes are similar. The babies can undergo a normal delivery, and if required, a cesarian like a normal pregnancy. After they are born, they are like a healthy, normal baby, with normal mental development."
Contact Pristyn Care, Mumbai, if you are facing issues with getting pregnant
Pristyn Care, Mumbai is one of the best fertility healthcare centers that work with some of the top IVF specialists/ fertility specialists of the country who have years of experience in leading couples to the joys of parenthood. Pristyn Care is associated with the top hospitals and IVF labs in Mumbai that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to perform advanced IVF procedures. Our doctors understand that the entire process is more than just a treatment for any couple who is holding on to the hope of becoming parents. IVF specialists working with Pristyn Care do a thorough consultation in the case of every patient to understand their problems, evaluate their health condition, and then determine the treatment method that will work best. Pristyn Care makes sure that the team is there for the patient throughout the treatment course. It is not just a treatment for us, it is a path to your happiness, where every person involved works as a team.