I am 46. No children. Will any doctor try IVF on me with my own eggs?

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  1. Hello All,

    I am soon to be 47. I tried IUI and trying to conceive naturally. It has been suggested by my fertility doctors that I buy eggs. I would like to at least try IVF, but neither doctor in CT will do it. Does anyone know if in NJ or NY or any where a doctor will at least try extracting my eggs and fertilizing them?

    My doctor found no physical problems other than age. My eggs developed and my cycles are perfect. He could not tell me if the egg never fertilized or did not implant. I know it is a long shot, but at least I would like to try it with my own eggs before I purchase eggs. It is very important to me that the child be genetically related to me. I come from a long line of artists and hope to continue the line.

    I appreciate any ideas. Thanks.

    Cynthia

  2. Hi amina_s!

    I live in NJ and I will be doing an deivf cycle with Dr. Weldon (he's located in Lutz Florida). He may be open to letting you cycle with your own eggs. Obviously I can't speak for him and or his office but I do know that he is considerably cheaper than cycling up here (even with air & hotel).

    Just my two cents. You can check out some threads about him under IVF location under Florida--that's how I found him.

    Take care and good luck!

  3. Cynthia,

    Dr. Zhang of New Hope Fertility (NYC) will definitely cycle you with your own eggs, and perhaps Dr. Check of Cooper Clinic (NJ) will too. Many other doctors overseas.

    As for infertility, age is the main determining factor, above all else in your case, but you have every right to give it a shot. Although you are probably aware the odds of success are very slim. If you want to know the stats, there are some in your age range, if you do the research. I won't quote them here.

    Personally, if I were in your situation, I would make some embryos with my own eggs and freeze them. I would then transfer at least one along with a donor embryo. In the same cycle. That way, you'd never know for sure if it was your egg or the donor's. That's just what I would do.

  4. SIRM clinics also typically do not have an age cutoff.

    I would suggest do multiple cycles at a low cost clinic and using vitrification to freeze 2 day embryos. New Hope in NYC offers a 3 cycle package deal for under $10K.

    Good luck.

    BB

  5. Hello All,

    I really appreciate your advice. I will check into these doctors that you mentioned. Thanks again.

    Cynthia

  6. Hi Cynthia.
    I know that the big clinics will let you cycle at 46 if your FSH and other indications look good. So I would give a call to NYU (I'd recommend Dr. Noyes) and Cornell (you may want to try Dr. Davis) and possibly Columbia. They may say they have age cut-offs and you may have to be persistent--explain that you understand the odds and just want to try a cycle of your own before moving onto donor eggs, or something like that. Talk to the doctor's assistants and see if you can have consultations. At age 46, they're not very concerned about stats so there's really no reason why they shouldn't let you cycle as long as you know the odds and can pay the price (sorry to be so blunt). Good luck!
    Erika

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