She was 28 years old but her ovaries were acting over 40 years old: Now pregnant after her first IVF treatment.

28 year old had the ovaries of a woman in her 40’s.

Hello everyone. Dr. DiMattina here to share an incredible story about a 28 year- old patient of mine who had never been pregnant after trying for over one year. She did not know it but her ovaries had prematurely aged significantly.

Her evaluation showed very poor ovarian reserve with an FSH 12, AMH 0.3 and a poor ovarian antral follicle count. In other words, functionally, she had the ovaries of a woman in her 40’s. This is not that uncommon as about 1% of women experience menopause prior to the age of 37. Medically that’s called premature ovarian failure (POF) and it occurs in 1 in every 100 women. So, I recommended that she take an aggressive treatment strategy and get pregnant asap.

Medically that’s called premature ovarian failure (POF) and it occurs in 1 in every 100 women. So, I recommended that she take an aggressive treatment strategy and get pregnant asap.

Using stimulated IVF and PGS she is now pregnant.

She decided to do stimulated IVF and despite using high doses of fertility drugs she only produced 2 eggs. Both fertilized and developed to blastocysts. Both were biopsied and tested using PGS (preimplantation genetic screening) and one of the two embryos were genetically normal. In early September I performed a simple embryo transfer and she got pregnant with a strong fetal heartbeat present on her sonogram. She has now been referred to her Obstetrician.

If after one year of trying to conceive and pregnancy does not occur, get a simple infertility evaluation.

What messages can we learn? First, if after one year of trying to conceive and pregnancy does not occur, get a simple infertility evaluation. It takes only 3 or 4 weeks to complete and it can be quite reassuring or perhaps revealing as it was in this patient’s case. Secondly, as in any medical condition caught early, treatments are usually associated with a much better outcome. Had this individual waited another year or two, perhaps she develops POF. Then her only options are donor egg IVF or adoption.

We expect a happy outcome and report from this patient in about 8 months and we are thrilled by her success.

 - Michael DiMattina, M.D.

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