A female’s egg quality and quantity begin to decline slowly starting in her early 30s. Then, much faster in her late 30s and early 40s. At any given time, the number of good eggs remaining in a woman’s ovarian reserve (egg supply) depends on her maternal age, plus other factors.
- Previous ovarian surgeries
Age and Ovarian Reserve
A woman’s advancing age leads to her diminished ovarian reserve – supply of eggs – resulting in a decrease of both egg (oocyte) quantity and quality.
A woman’s poor egg quality will lead to poor embryos failing to implant – or – not thriving after implantation in her uterine lining. This decreases her chances for conceiving and maintaining a successful pregnancy.
Poor egg quality substantially increases a woman’s chances of miscarriage and/or birthing a child with Down syndrome.
The Infertility Doctor’s Webinar About Female Infertility
Click on the link below to watch Dr. Laurence Jacobs' Webinar covering the top 5 female infertility factors.
- Female Age and Ovarian Reserve (egg supply)
- Ovulation Disorder (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - PCOS)
- Ovulation Disorders (Hypothalamic - Pituitary - Thyroid - Adrenal)
- Tubal and Pelvic Factors
- Lifestyle Factors (Weight - Nutrition - Smoking - Exercise)
The Infertility Doctor
Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs is the Senior Partner of Fertility Centers of Illinois, an internationally renowned fertility clinic having 10 clinic locations and 2 IVF clinics located throughout Chicagoland. After you consult with Dr. Jacobs at either his Hoffman Estates IL – or – Buffalo Grove IL locations, you can choose from all 10 clinics to pursue your customized fertility treatment plan. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacobs by clicking the icon below – or – calling 888.325.7389.