QI Blog

November 07, 2016
Fertility Over 40: Unfurling Hope with Holistic Healing

Here in Northern California we recently experienced a lovely and long-overdue dousing of rain. In a similar vein, believing that they are in the fall of their fertility, many people who wait until their early 40s to conceive become easily influenced by the frequently espoused statistics of the medical establishment. The statistics warn that egg quality after age 35 irreversibly and rapidly plummets. Because of concern about failing fertility, hopeful feeling-pinched-for-time parents-to-be tend to move fairly quickly into more advanced reproductive technologies, often trying to conceive by attempting only a few cycles of simple intrauterine insemination and then turning to more invasive and expensive in vitro fertilization treatments.