Bath Fertility

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Fertility for over 40s

If you are over 40 and want to have a child, we have the expertise and treatment options to help you.

Successful conception over the age of 40 is still very possible. For 25 years our Fertility Specialists have successfully treated many women aged 40 and above who wish to have a family, as our consistently good success rates show.

You can be assured that we will be completely open and realistic with you about which of our treatments offer you the best chance of success. We will only recommend treatment that suits your needs, with complete cost transparency at all times.

What are the chances of success with IVF?

Women over 40 have fewer eggs in their ovaries which means fewer embryos will be created. This, combined with diminishing quality of the eggs, leads to lower success rates in IVF compared with younger women. For women age 40-42 the chances of successful treatment are 20%. At this age the chances of conceiving fall by about 0.5% per month.

We advise caution attempting IVF with your own eggs over 43 years of age because of the low chances of success. Use of donor eggs gives a much more realistic chance of having a baby as egg donors are younger than 36, and the chances of successful treatment are about 45%.

If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists, please fill out the form below, call us on 01761 434464 or drop us an email at enquiries@bathfertility.com