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Halle Berry's pregnancy: The real deal on fertility in your 40s

Halle Berry's pregnancy: The real deal on fertility in your 40s | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Bombshell Halle Berry dropped a bombshell of her own recently when the 46-year-old actress announced she was pregnant.  Berry's happy news has been a surprise to some infertility experts and has prompted them to caution older women about the numerous...
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What's the difference between fertility in my 30s and fertility in my 40s?

The big difference: a woman's eggs. Egg quantity and quality starts a precipitous decline in a woman's mid 30s. By your mid-40s, IVF with your own eggs is unlikely to be successful. In fact, the CDC calculates that only 4 percent of women 43 and up will go on to deliver a baby via IVF with their own eggs (after one try), Klein said.

That's at age 43, Klein pointed out. "When we're talking about declining egg quality, the difference between 43 and 46 is vast."




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