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Age and female fertility and waiting to have babies

  • A recent report on the average age at first childbirth from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics showed that as of 2006, women in the US waited an average of 3.6 years longer to have their first baby, as compared
Age and Fertility
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Octomom and IVF – before June of 2008

  • In June of 2008, Nadya Suleman was a single, unemployed mother of 6 children
  • According to reports, she was receiving some “public assistance”
  • All six of her children were reportedly conceived through in vitro fertilization
  • All 6 kids were under 7 years old, including 2 year old twins
Number of IVF Embryos to Transfer
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a US government agency, has just released a preliminary version of its 2007 Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Report. It expects to release the final version in December. The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) released its version of the report on 2007 IVF cycles several months ago. However, clinics are not required by

CDC Report on Fertility Clinic IVF Success Rates, IVF Clinic Success Rates
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Learn about blastocyst transfer

Couples with infertility often need IVF to get pregnant.What should they know about IVF clinic success rates?

  • An interesting and unusual aspect of IVF is that there is a definitive outcome

IVF Clinic Success Rates
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Welcome to the
Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago

Richard Sherbahn, MD is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist.

Dr. Sherbahn founded the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago in 1997.

He will post regularly about fertility issues.

Dr. Richard Sherbahn
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