The single most common misconception about fertility among women is that they can achieve a pregnancy at any age. This is not true. A woman’s fertility naturally decreases with age and fertility treatment success also decreases with age.
In about half of the couples who trying to conceive, male infertility plays a role. Male Infertility may be due to low sperm production, low motility, or morphology. There may also be blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine published the results of a trial to determine if PGD can increase the rates of successful pregnancies. PGD is the process by which chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo are detected prior to implantation.
Female fertility begins to decline many years prior to menopause despite regular ovulatory cycles. A woman’s fertility peaks in her mid-20’s and drops off more steeply after age 35. There are many different reasons why a woman may not conceive a baby.