Getting pregnant through IVF now safer for older women, doctors say

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SINGAPORE: Getting pregnant through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments is now safer for older women because of better management of possible ...

SINGAPORE: Getting pregnant through in-vitro fertilisation treatments is now safer for older women because of better management of possible age-related complications for mothers and their babies, say doctors.AdvertisementSingapore currently imposes an age limit of 45 years old for women undergoing assisted reproduction technology procedures, including IVF treatments.

They would discuss how to reduce the potential risks for the mother and the baby before starting treatment.“We are medically better. We can look after older patients better, and deal with the possible complications they may face," she explained. "We recognise that we have all types of women and we do know that with age, our fertility drops, but it's not the same for everyone," she explained.Sometimes, potential mothers are mistaken about their chances of having a baby through IVF when news of elderly women becoming pregnant is published.

Medical director of Virtus Fertility Centre Dr Ann Tan warned that if a miscarriage occurs, it may then lead to the need for invasive procedures to remove the pregnancy tissue. Those procedures could potentially damage the uterine environment, further decreasing the women’s chance for fertility.“We don't want the public to be lulled into complacency. It's safer and better for women to get pregnant earlier.

National University Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology consultant Dr Shakina Rauff said that without such co-funding, many patients have chosen to bypass IUI and go straight to IVF treatments, which currently have co-funding. Ms Sumitha’s four-year journey towards pregnancy was not an easy one, involving oral medications, IUI and IVF.

 

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