Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:32 AM
When I looked into egg freezing at 35 I was told if I wasn't willing to do a few rounds and get a high number of eggs, then I should really think about donor sperm and creating embryos. This was due to the poor thaw rates on eggs and then also potentially the need to then thaw eggs, fertilize and refreeze. I couldn't afford multiple rounds at the time and wasn't prepared to make the decision on using donor sperm. (Irony: The partner I met at 37 has male factor and we now have to do IVF. What I wouldn't give for my younger eggs now!)
You need to be comfortable with your decision. I think they're likely telling you this as, as my RE said at the time, they don't want you to waste your money on egg freezing and then not be able to use them or not have enough survive thaw later.
I'm sure if you share your results (AFC, AMH, FSH etc.) others with similar results could weigh in on their experience. Although nothing is a guarantee for a similar cycle and we all know that past 35 our fertility is sharply declining.
Good luck! This forum is a great resource.
(age 38) June 2016 IVF #1 antagonist, 13 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 blast frozen
October 2016 FET #1 cancelled, thin lining
(age 39) April 2017 FET #1.1 BFN
July 2017 partner has vasectomy reversal
Feb & March 2018 - Medicated IUI x2 - BFN (even with 7 mature follicles on the 2nd IUI)
(age 40) May 2018 IVF#2, lupron flare, 7 mature eggs, 5 fertilized, 1 blast & 1 morula fresh transfer, BFN. 1 low quality blast frozen
June 2018 IVF#3 mini stim, 1 egg, immature
Sept/Oct 2018 IVF#4 antagonist with HGH - CANCELLED due to high estrogen/29mm cyst
Oct 2018 IVF#4.1 antagonist with HGH - 7 eggs, all mature, 6 fertilized, 2 blasts on day 6, PGS tested/euploid
November 2018 FET #2 w/immune protocol and 1 PGS tested - BFN
Locus Medicus testing for virus, bacteria and immune issues. Husband treated.
(age 41) April 2019 IVF#5 converted to IUI#3 due to follicle growth. BFP 12 day post IUI. Di/Di twins.
Dec 17 2019 - Baby boy and girl born at 36 weeks + 2 days. Everyone very healthy.
See my 'about me' page for more detail on my treatment history.