Maternity and advanced maternal age

Why was an advanced maternal age unit created?

Age is not a contraindication for getting pregnant, but it is a risk factor we must thoroughly evaluate before a patient tries to conceive.

Ginemed’s Advanced Maternal Age Unit was created in order to ensure both maternal health and the health of the future child by comprehensively analysing the patient’s case, respecting her needs and wishes, assessing and informing the patient about the medical risks and alternatives, and paying special attention to psychological, social and legal factors.

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What are the necessary medical studies?

Valoración del caso

Case study and assessment

The necessary medical studies will depend on a predetermined Risk Score.

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We often require the collaboration of other professionals.

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Frequently asked questions about Advanced Maternal Age

Up until what age is it possible to get pregnant?

Age is not a limiting factor. We are limited by the future parents’ physical and psychological health. We must always take a personalised approach to each case and evaluate the risks a pregnancy might pose to the mother and her baby, because we shouldn’t necessarily do something simply because it is medically possible.

I want to become a mother and I’m 45 years old. What do I need to do?

The most logical step is to seek guidance from professionals at an assisted reproduction clinic as the chances of getting pregnant naturally at this age are almost zero.

What risks are there for women of advanced maternal age?

Women of advanced maternal age are subject to the same risks as women of any other age, as the risks are directly related to the pregnancy and delivery itself; however, there is a higher likelihood of other risks such as, for example, the need to perform a caesarean delivery in practically all females of advanced maternal age.

On a medical level, the risk that medical professionals are most concerned about is pre eclampsia (pregnancy-induced high blood pressure), as the likelihood of developing this complication increases with age, with the number of foetuses and in gamete donation programs. Other risks include a higher incidence of gestational diabetes and premature delivery.

How is infertility treated in women of advanced maternal age?

The treatment we use for women of advanced maternal age is always an egg donation program, given that the patient’s own egg quality makes it so that achieving a viable pregnancy is extremely difficult -along with other difficulties-, which disappear when we utilise donor eggs.