As women age, especially after age 35, not only does the number of eggs available in their ovaries decrease, but their quality is also compromised. Oocyte quality is crucial, as it determines the ability of an egg to develop into a healthy embryo once fertilized.
To become a viable embryo, the egg must have the appropriate chromosomes and the energy necessary for normal growth and division. A low-quality egg can significantly affect the reproductive process and increase the risk of pregnancies with chromosomal abnormalities.
Factors That Affect Oocyte Quality
In addition to age, several factors can influence egg quality, even in younger women. These include:
Tests for hormones such as FSH and estradiol may be performed to evaluate ovarian response. However, the most effective method to determine the quality of the eggs is through a cycle of In Vitro Fertilization, together with preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Although there is no treatment to directly improve egg quality, techniques such as In Vitro Fertilization can maximize the chances of success. In cases where one's own eggs are not viable, egg donation becomes an effective alternative.
At Ingenes, we understand the complexity of these processes. We have a highly qualified emotional support team and specialists to guide couples through every step of their journey to parenthood.
The transfer of embryos in the blastocyst phase and preimplantation genetic diagnosis are two technological advances that Ingenes uses to improve the chances of pregnancy and the birth of a healthy baby, especially in patients with poor egg quality.
If you are facing challenges on your path to parenthood due to the quality of your eggs, Ingenes is here to help. With cutting-edge technology and a compassionate approach, we transform your challenges into hope. To learn more about how we can assist you on your journey towards motherhood, contact Ingenes to support you in this process.
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