I would love kids but worry I am infertile – freezing my eggs is too expensive

DEAR DEIDRE: I WANT to have my eggs frozen but it’s so expensive to do it privately.

I’m 36 and had to have both fallopian tubes removed.

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Only one of my ovaries works properly and I’m worried I’ll never be a mum.

I’m not ready to have children yet but in a couple of years I’d love to get pregnant.

Because I’m not officially infertile, I haven’t been offered anything.

I have been married for five years and worry about letting my husband down.

DEIDRE SAYS: This is one of those “postcode lottery” decisions depending on your clinical commissioning group and what funding they have.

See nhs.uk/conditions/infertility/treatment. As you have a medical condition, you stand a good chance.

Ask for a referral to your specialist and find further support through the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (hfea.gov.uk).

But bear in mind the chances of having a healthy pregnancy fall the older you become.

It may be best to look at fertility treatment sooner rather than later.

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