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I unsuccessfully tried IVF three times with my own eggs when I was in my mid-40s. I will be turning 55 soon and my husband is 57. We would like to try with donor eggs. I went through menopause when I was 53. Is it too late for us?
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Thank you for your interest in our program! Now that egg donation is a readily available and accessible medical treatment for women with diminished ovarian reserve, there is no standard set maximum age cut off for women to carry pregnancies. However, it is important to know and understand the risks involved.

Pregnancy complications increase as women get older. Around age 45 and beyond, women are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. These factors can impact their health and tend to be exaggerated risk factors in pregnant women beyond age 45.

It would be important for you to be thoroughly evaluated prior to any planned pregnancy by your medical provider and possibly a high risk pregnancy specialist to see if carrying a pregnancy is right for you. In cases that are medically risky, surrogacy is another option.

We encourage you to set up an appointment with one of our providers for you to further explore what is best for you.

Best of luck,
Alison Peck, MD, FACOG
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