NEW YORK, NY, October 10, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) is pleased to report the birth of a healthy offspring following in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the oldest woman ever reported to have conceived and delivered using her own eggs. The patient was 47 years and 10 months old on the day she had her embryos replaced into her uterus. She was 48 years and 6 months at time of her delivery.
CHR in 2016 also established a second clinical pregnancy in another patient, who was even 6 weeks older at time of her embryo transfer; she, however, unfortunately, miscarried after fetal heart.
Both of these patients reflect the CHR's remarkable success over the last decade in advancing the age of mothers who can still conceive with use of their own eggs. Especially since 2014, 45- and 46-year-old women having children with use of their own eggs have become significantly more common at CHR.
CHR's unique success with older women is the consequence of over 10 years of concentration of a significant portion of CHR's rapidly expanding research efforts on the "aging ovary." In contrast to most other IVF centers, CHR also does not require women above ages 42-43 to use donor eggs. The combination of discovering new treatments that benefit older women, and their application in daily clinical practice, created a mutually beneficial environment for successful fertility treatments of older women with use of their own eggs, now culminating in the so-far oldest mother giving birth to a child with use of her own eggs.
Dr. Gleicher, CHR's Medical Director and Chief Scientist and other members of CHR's research team are available for further comments, as is, with restrictions, the patient who delivered.
The CHR is an IVF center in New York City. A clinical and research fertility center, CHR serves a worldwide patient clientele as a fertility center of "last resort." CHR has developed many infertility treatments, particularly around optimizing fertility treatment protocols for women in their 40s, now utilized all over the world.
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