Are There Fertility Drugs for Women Over 40?

Because women over 40 have a 5 percent chance of getting pregnant each month, she is definitely facing challenges. Accurate diagnostic testing is necessary to determine the exact cause of infertility in women over 40 before selecting the most effective fertility drugs to help boost her chances of conceiving with any treatment protocol. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is typically recommended for women over 40 over lesser aggressive treatments such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).

Fertility Drugs for Women Over 40

Using an IUI protocol, oral fertility medications such as Clomid and Femara are used – sometimes in combination with injectable gonadotropins depending on the patient’s needs.

With IVF, common injectable fertility drugs – known as injectable gonadotropins – include the following brand names:

  • Follistim
  • Bravelle
  • Ovidrel
  • Pergonal

Injectable gonadotropins stimulate a woman’s ovaries to produce multiple eggs during one fresh IVF cycle. Women over 40 don’t have a very good chance of producing quality eggs. When multiple eggs are produced, high quality eggs can be separated out from low quality eggs. Only high quality eggs are fertilized in vitro. Then, resulting high quality embryos can be transferred to the woman’s uterus for hopefully implantation.

Preparation of the Uterine Lining for Implantation

Progesterone – suppository or injectable or both – is important to prepare the woman’s uterine lining for implantation of the embryo(s). Progesterone prevents miscarriage and pre-term labor, especially for women over 40 whose levels decline with age.

Doctor for Women over 40

For over 20 years, Dr. Randy S. Morris – founder and Medical Director of IVF1 – has provided women over 40 with cost-effective IVF treatment options resulting in successful pregnancy. Dr. Morris does not discriminate based upon age. All procedures are performed within the comfort and warmth of IVF1’s inviting patient rooms in the brand new Naperville Fertility Center.

Guide To Fertility Treatment

Click the icon below to download a recently published eBook by Dr. Randy Morris – Guide to Fertility Treatment – and discover your fertility treatment options. Long distance patients can consult with Dr. Morris via a secured Online Video Consultation. Call IVF1 today for a consultation with Dr. Morris at 630.357.6540.

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