The sooner the better for egg-freezing and IVF, says fertility expert

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (OB/GYN) Dr Saleema Norsarka has advised women to pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) as early as possible, if they experience fertility issues.

Dr Norsarka says the IVF success rate is between 2% and 5% for older women, particularly over the age of 35.

Up until the age of 35, the success rate is much better.

Dr Saleema Norsarka, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Tygerberg Hospital 

When you get to 38, 39, 40 your egg quality is declining by the day.

Dr Saleema Norsarka, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Tygerberg Hospital 

She explains that egg-freezing should also be done by single women before the age of 35, to keep quality eggs.

Eggs can be frozen for between five to 10 years.

Dr Saleema Norsarka, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Tygerberg Hospital 

She spoke about miscarriage, gynaecology tests, three-parent babies, egg-freezing, IVF and the costs and process entailed.

Take a listen to Dr Norsarka share her **expert advice and answer caller questions:**

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