Many older couples struggle with infertility, game changing procedure helping

Improvements in genetic screening make a big difference

By Jenna Zibton - Anchor

ROANOKE, Va. - 10 News is taking an in-depth look at infertility - sharing the new treatments, struggles, medical technology, cost of infertility and more. You can find more of those stories by clicking on the Only on 10 tab at the top of wsls.com.

 

More people are waiting to have children and that's leading to fertility issues. It's a silent struggle for many couples - especially as they get older.

 

"Everybody's waiting to get married and waiting to start their families. You're not old when you're 35, but we start talking in terms of advanced maternal age and some issues in terms of aging that may affect your ability to get pregnant and risks of miscarriages, etc.," said Dr. Chris Williams, Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia medical director.

Improvements in genetic screening make a big difference.

How it works and the success for one local couple who had to do IVF twice coming up on 10 News at 6 p.m.

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