Is 45 years old too late to consider egg freezing? If so, what are my other alternatives?

Due to a congenital heart condition I was not really told I could have kids. As I get older, the idea of not having children weighs on my mind. Is 45 or 46 years old too late to consider freezing eggs? If so, what are my other alternatives?

Answers from doctors (2)


Cleveland Clinic

Published on Mar 14, 2016

Yes, at age 45 you would not have any eggs in reserve.

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Answered by Cleveland Clinic

Yes, at age 45 you would not have any eggs in reserve.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

Published on Mar 14, 2016

At 45 or 46 years old, you likely wouldn't produce very many, if any, eggs for freezing. If you did produce eggs, then the concern would be the quality. You would be at risk of chromosomal birth defects such as Down Syndrome. Your best option for having a healthy pregnancy would be to consider using an egg donor.

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Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

At 45 or 46 years old, you likely wouldn't produce very many, if any, eggs for freezing. If you did produce eggs, then the concern would be the quality. You would be at risk of chromosomal birth defects such as Down Syndrome. Your best option for having a healthy pregnancy would be to consider using an egg donor.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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