It’s long been known that pregnancy is more difficult as women age, but a new study explains why more pregnancies fail. The reason can be tied to hormones that are produced in the womb, with less of them being produced as a woman ages. In the past, it was thought those hormones were produced elsewhere and then moved to the womb.
Now, through University of Edinburgh study, we know differently. That study used tissue from women who were already undergoing gynecological surgery to determine the new information. Pregnancy is all about having the right setup in a women’s womb to carry a fertilized egg, but now we know a lot more about why more of those pregnancies fail at a later age. This study could be a break through in understanding why IVF fails.
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Hormone study pinpoints why early pregnancies sometimes fail