“Advanced Maternal Age,” a term often applied to women over the age of 35 who are pregnant or trying to conceive, can sound scary and perhaps a little demoralizing, especially to those who have been trying to conceive for a while to no avail. As we so often discuss with our patients, age is just one factor in determining fertility, and age alone is certainly not enough to disqualify a woman or couple from trying to conceive and cary a healthy baby to term. Does age affect egg and sperm quality? Yes. But so does lifestyle, diet, epigenetic history and more. Your fertility is changeable, and you are not alone in your journey – don’t give up hope!

Conceiving at an Advanced Maternal Age

There are proven ways to improve and optimize fertility  and promote a healthy pregnancy for women and couples over 35, and we can help you navigate which options might be best for you. Some of the most powerful tools for improving fertility are also some of the simplest. Nutrition, herbal and supplemental medicine, acupuncture and lifestyle modification can go a long way in optimizing egg quality, improving hormone balance, optimizing uterine lining, sperm quality and more.

If you’re over the age of 35 and looking for dedicated, compassionate support on your fertility journey, give us a call at( 619) 512-9783. We have supported many women in optimizing egg quality, reducing FSH levels (YES, it really can be done) and improving the likelihood of conception, both with organic pregnancy and through assisted methods of reproduction like IVF, IUI and surrogacy.