As shown in the graphic, the ability to retrieve eggs is not that uncommon, even in the over 44 population, but the rates of pregnancy are just 5% and live birth only 2%, explaining why the practice is generally frowned upon in this cohort.
The following patient clinically diagnoses himself with hyperthyroidism so I spoke with him about adjusting and the signs and symptoms required to manage this. I had to prepare him for “the talk” with his doctor who would poo-poo then accuse him of buying “magic beans” and possibly giving his children’s father cancer. Sigh.
This study suggests that maternal stress can contribute to newborn telomere shortening. I have always said that the process of inadequate telomere repair and maintenance are universal- from conception to grave.