Freeze your eggs at a young age if you plan to have a baby after 35: Leading fertility expert says practice offers a chance to beat the biological clock
Women who think they will be too busy to have children by 35 should freeze their eggs, one of the world’s leading fertility specialists said yesterday.
Whether they simply have not found Mr Right, their career is too important or it is simply not a good time, egg freezing offers a chance to cheat the biological clock, a medical conference heard.
Richard Paulson, President Elect of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said he has advised his own daughters – both in their early 30s – that if they do not have ‘two or three’ children by the age of 35 they should consider egg freezing.
After that age the quality of the eggs takes ‘a sudden downturn’ and getting pregnant becomes much harder, he said.
Dr Paulson made the remarks at the ASRM Congress in Salt Lake City, USA.
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