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Women’s Health Week 2017

For Women’s Health Week, NewYork-Presbyterian’s Experts Offer Tips on How Women of all Ages Can Improve Their Health

An excerpt from: Women's Health Week 2017

Tip 4: Fertility

“Women are born with a fixed number of eggs in the ovary and this number declines throughout their lifetime. In fact, the number of eggs in the ovary peaks at 20 weeks of fetal life, and at birth, a baby girl has already lost several million eggs. By the late 30s, the rate of decline increases as does the quality of the remaining eggs. This is why it is significantly more difficult to achieve pregnancies as women age. Those women who are not ready to start a family, should consider fertility preservation options such as egg freezing. Women over 35 who have been trying to conceive for 6 months or more should seek help with a fertility specialist sooner rather than later.  When it comes to fertility, earlier is always better!” – Dr. Alexis Melnick, assistant attending OB/GYN and assistant attending physician, Reproductive Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center  An Excerpt From: Women's Health Week 2017

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