Dr. Adamson shares if he is seeing an increase in women having babies at an older age.
Dr. David Adamson:
Yes, it’s really true that women are coming in later in age to have babies and there’s a lot of reasons for that, of course. Fortunately, with social changes women now have better opportunities for education and for jobs and they are taking advantage appropriately of all of the socioeconomic changes that have occurred in the past few decades.
But one of the results of this is that women are often not feeling ready to have their family until they are older and unfortunately the biology has not changed yet. So it’s not uncommon to see more women coming in when they are older but sometimes their chances are less just because the egg quality is not as good as women get past age 35 and certainly past age 40.
About Dr. David Adamson M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. David Adamson is a Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute, a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Adamson received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, and his reproductive endocrinology fellowship training at Stanford University. Dr. Adamson has published extensively and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on IVF, reproductive surgery and endometriosis. Dr. Adamson is President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.