Fertility Preservation

You have a diminished ovarian reserve if you have fewer eggs in your ovaries than women your age. It is also known as low ovarian reserve or low egg count. Your eggs and sperm form the basis for conception. As you become older, your egg count will start to decrease, but for some people, this happens earlier than intended. Having less ovarian reserve makes pregnancy harder. 

Using ovarian reserve testing, your healthcare professional can detect poor ovarian reserve. You are able to get pregnant even if your ovarian reserve has reduced. It implies that you could have trouble getting pregnant or that you need to think about fertility therapy. If you are suffering from such an issue, contact Diminished Ovarian Reserve Mountain View.

Fertility preservation options for women with diminished ovarian reserve

Women or those who are AFAB (assigned female at birth) are born with all of their future eggs. The most accurate predictor of egg supply is age. According to studies, egg loss rates rise beyond the age of 35.

Although exact figures vary from person to person, the following reflect the average number of eggs you produce during your lifetime:

  • 1-2 million eggs are used at birth.
  • 300,000 to 400,000 eggs during puberty.
  • 25,000 eggs at the age of 40.
  • Less than 1,000 eggs during menopause.

How is low ovarian reserve treated?

There is no approach to increase egg production or restore the ovarian reserve. If your doctor feels that you possess low ovarian reserve, they will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will allow you to get pregnant. The timing of your pregnancy, the number of children you want, your financial situation, and how firmly you want a genetically related kid will all affect your treatment plan. Infertility treatments include IVF using your own or donor eggs, attempting pregnancy naturally, or keeping your eggs for future use. 

  • Using your eggs

One way to preserve your fertility is to freeze your eggs. Your physician might suggest freezing your eggs to prevent future egg count reduction if they believe you are at high risk for poor ovarian reserve. 

  • Using donor eggs

Your provider could advise implementing donor eggs if your eggs are of poor quality or quantity. In this case, a donor egg is fertilized by your partner’s sperm. The embryo that forms is inserted into your uterus. If you choose not to use donor sperm, your child may still acquire your partner’s DNA while not having your own.