AART - Reproductive Potential

Reproductive Potential

Reproductive potential is complex and includes factors such as age, physical conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental exposure.

Age is the most significant factor. As a woman’s age increases, her ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term decreases. Even if a woman becomes pregnant at the outer limits of her reproductive years, chances of miscarriage and chromosomal abnormalities increase. Assisted reproductive therapies, including in-vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection, also become less successful as age increases.

Although it varies from woman to woman, fertility typically begins to decline during your mid- to late-thirties. The greatest decline in fertility rates occurs after the age of 40.

AART will evaluate your medical history, conduct a physical examination and run other tests to determine hormone levels and ovulatory function before making a diagnosis. After the diagnosis, your gynaecologist will discuss options for increasing your chances for pregnancy, including ICSI and assisted reproductive therapies or the use of an egg donor when other therapies fail.

Similarly, we will assess male factor contributors to infertility. We have procedures appropriate for almost every male factor condition including therapeutic donor insemination when other options won’t have successful results.