Dear Professor Winston
I am 45 have an 11 year old son conceived naturally. I am keen to try IVF but am being encouraged to use donor eggs. My AMH is 5 FSH 6, I know the statistics are low but is there any chance using my own eggs? Many thanks,


Dear M,

Irrespective of the AMH and FSH level, your chances are no more than 2%, or just possibly 3% of a child – and if you have already been trying naturally without success, probably lower than that. Moreover in your age group approximately 50% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Your own eggs also carry around 1:80 chance of a baby with trisomy 21 (Downs syndrome).

Best wishes
Robert Winston

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