Even Mother Nature
needs a little help
Fertility Specialists Medical Group
8010 Frost Street, Plaza Level
San Diego, CA 92123
Early evaluation is the key to
enabling patients to manage
their reproductive options.
Since the first in-vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born in 1978, advances in medical science have continued to improve a couple’s chances of having a baby. The following table lists many of the major advances in reproductive endocrinology and infertility by the year in which the first baby was born using that technology.
With all of these advances, more and more people now believe that fertility is not an issue until a woman reaches her mid forties. This misconception is supported by the active Southern California lifestyle which has led many to believe that nutrition and exercise can halt the reproductive aging process.
The fact is that with respect to fertility, 40 is not the new 30. Although techniques have improved tremendously to assist women in having a healthy child, time still limits a couple’s reproductive options. “Too many women come in after years of trying and their options are now limited,” says Dr. Morales. “If I never hear the phrase, ‘I wish we would have met you earlier…’ I’d be very happy.”
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