SOURCE: Olive Fertility Centre

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September 08, 2016 16:21 ET

North Vancouver's First Fertility Doctor Offers 3 Conception Tips for Women Over 35

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 08, 2016) - Olive Fertility Centre is pleased to announce the opening of Olive Fertility North Vancouver. This is the first time that fertility care will be available close to home for those living in North and West Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky communities.

Dr. Niamh Tallon, a fertility specialist with nearly a decade of clinical experience in IVF care, has recently joined the team at Olive Fertility Centre. She is pleased to be able to offer comprehensive fertility care to patients in her home community of North Vancouver. With a particular interest in age and fertility, Dr Tallon is keen on developing strategies to help older (35 +) women optimize their chances of conceiving. Dr Tallon also has a special interest in egg freezing, and has recently co-authored a published guideline on fertility preservation.

With personal as well as professional experience with infertility, Dr Tallon is able to relate to her patients in a unique way.

"I am able to walk alongside my patients during their treatment. I understand how hard it is to go through the physical and emotional rollercoaster of fertility treatment and feel like you have no control. But the good news is that, with perseverance and the new technologies available, most women will achieve their dream of having a baby.

Dr Tallon offers 3 important tips for women 35+ trying to conceive.

1. Time is of the essence! 40 is not the new 30 when it comes to conception. No matter how young you look or how fit you are, your eggs are aging at an escalating rate once you hit 35. Your best chance of success naturally or with IVF comes with trying sooner rather than later.

2. Seek expert advice to make sure that you are maximizing your attempts to conceive. For example, did you know that your most fertile days are the 6 days leading up to and including the day of ovulation? Or that the optimal frequency for intercourse is every 2-3 days during your fertile time as sperm live for 3-5 days in the reproductive tract?

3. Be proactive. Talk to your doctor if you are not pregnant within 3-6 months of trying and have a comprehensive fertility assessment. The chances of fertility treatment being successful become progressively less with advancing age. So start soon and optimize your chances early.

Dr Tallon also adds, "With help from your fertility doctor, there are easy and low tech ways to help overcome obstacles like an unpredictable cycle or situations when couples will be separated during the woman's fertile period."

In addition to treating infertility in private practice, Dr Tallon is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC and actively involved in resident and medical student teaching. She works as part of a team of healthcare providers at the Women's Reproductive Health Program, BCWH, dealing with early pregnancy complications.

Olive Fertility Centre is one of Canada's leading fertility clinics with clinics in Vancouver, Surrey and North Vancouver.

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