Washington: Working women often postpone motherhood without realising its deleterious consequences, relying instead on reproductive technologies to restore their childbearing capacity, says a study."There is an alarming misconception about fertility among women," said Pasquale Patrizio, professor of obstetrics & gynaecology at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Yale Fertility Centre."We also found a lack of knowledge about steps women can take early in their reproductive years to preserve the possibility of conception later in life," added Patrizio.The report stemmed from the observations Patrizio and colleagues made that more women are coming to the fertility clinic at age 43 or older expecting that pregnancy can be instantly achieved, and they`re disappointed to learn that it can`t be done easily, the journal Fertility and Sterility reported."We are really seeing more and more patients `upset` after failing in having their own biological child after age 43, so we had to report on this," said Patrizio."Their typical reaction is, `what do you mean you cannot help me? I am healthy, I exercise, and I cannot have my own baby?`" he said.
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