Is PGS worth it? Probably not, and here is why

Is PGS worth it? Probably not, and here is why Photo courtesy: jesadaphorn at FreeDigitalPhotos.net There are people in this world such as fertility specialists on CHR (Center for Human Reproduction in New York) who are true magicians in making women pregnant and who really understand the issues surrounding low ovarian reserve or bad egg quality in women over forty. So when they say that the PGS (pre-genetic screening, also called PGD or [...]

2018-06-18T10:41:53+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) for egg health? Don’t make the lab out of your body!

PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) for egg health? Don't make the lab out of your body! Image courtesy: jk1991at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Some months ago I was asked for the first time about using PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) to improve egg quality. I was not too surprised, as women often come to me long lists of supplements which they take in hope of improving egg quality and often my consulting work boils down to reducing long lists to [...]

Five simple lifestyle interventions which will protect your fertility and egg health

Five simple lifestyle interventions which will protect your fertility and egg health Image courtesy: radnatt at FreeDigitalPhotos.net If I had to pick only five lifestyle interventions in terms of being simple to implement and bringing immediate and measurable benefits to women over 35 who are trying to get pregnant, these would be: 1. Stop smoking. Smokers are 30 percent less fertile than non-smokers and three times more likely to take more than a [...]

How late is NOT too late to start having children?

How late is NOT too late to start having children? I just came back from a vacation, where I met a 40-year-old woman who just became a first-time mother. She conceived naturally, on her second date. Both she and her beautiful baby daughter look fabulous and give the impression that becoming a mother at 40 is the most natural thing in the world. And sometimes it is. Why is it difficult to accept that women [...]

Delaying childbearing: how old is too old?

Delaying childbearing: how old is too old? Image courtesy: Whitthaya Phonasawath at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The last time I've Skyped with my best friend, I asked her whether she would consider freezing some of her eggs before her 36th birthday comes at the end of the month? Only 10-15 eggs, just to relief stress due to the recent breakup and make sure that she can still get pregnant in the future? She gave me a strange look and [...]

2018-06-18T12:10:22+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Tags: , |

First baby born from rejuvenized eggs in Toronto

First baby born from rejuvenized eggs in Toronto Image credit: stuart miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Still don't know who Zain Rajani is? The little baby is already a historical figure and has a good chance to come into the textbooks quite soon. Why? He’s the world’s first baby born following an innovative procedure being hailed as a game-changer in the treatment of infertility. The question of whether rejuvenizing eggs is possible is not a matter of [...]

2018-06-18T12:15:14+00:00 May 26th, 2015|Tags: , , |