Waiting to have children

Fertility Specialist Hal Danzer, MD, explains the risks of waiting until your mid- to late 30's to have children and some of the technological advances that have help those waiting to have kids
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There is some risk in delaying to have children to the mid- to late 30's. We know that fertility rates drop at age 35 and really drop a lot at age 40, on average. Not for all couples, but certainly -- Try to plan their pregnancy in the mid- to early 30's is much less of a risk of being in that group where that egg supply is really diminished. That's the biggest problem, is the egg supply diminishes. Today, with the technology improvements, we are freezing eggs for couples that don't want to get pregnant until next year. You can now take eggs from that woman, or an embryo, and freeze them. For a woman who doesn't have a partner, she can freeze her eggs for five or ten years and not lose the potential for really good fertility.

Fertility Specialist Hal Danzer, MD, explains the risks of waiting until your mid- to late 30's to have children and some of the technological advances that have help those waiting to have kids

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Hal Danzer, MD

Fertility Specialist

Co-founder and partner of the Southern California Reproductive Center, Dr. Hal C. Danzer, MD is an expert in reproductive medicine, including reproductive endocrinology, women’s health and fertility issues.  As one of the most respected specialists in the Los Angeles area, over the years Dr. Danzer has helped countless patients fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. 

Dr. Danzer, a reproductive endocrinologist, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and serves on the faculty of the UCLA Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program.  He is also Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Among his hospital appointments, Dr. Danzer served as Reproductive Endocrinologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as Attending Physician in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

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