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This typically costs around £9,000-£12,000 depending on the clinic.Dr Grossman has partly paid for the cost of the procedure herself, and with the help of her father, who sees it as ‘investing in his grandchildren.’ Her mother has also contributed funds.
It can cost up to £400 a year to store the eggs, some of which will not survive when they are later thawed.
While egg freezing may offer another chance at motherhood, it is not guaranteed to work.
Some experts and official figures put the chances of having a baby successfully with a frozen egg at as low as 15 per cent.
She said she was inspired after attending a talk at the Cheltenham Science Festival two years ago, in which fertility experts Dr Allan Pacey, of the University of Sheffield and Dr Gillian Lockwood, the medical director of Midland Fertility Services, warned how women’s fertility dropped from their late 30s and some found it impossible to conceive at all.
Dr Grossman said: ‘From the age of about 36 the pressure I felt to have a child began to get really intense.‘I was scared that it would get too late and I’d lose the opportunity ...