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    producing eggs at age 47
    An_249050 posted:
    I am 47 years old and had a hysterectomy but I still have both ovaries. I man that I love is 28 years old and wants kids of his own. He just moved out a week ago. He said he loves me. The doctor said my ovaries were in great shape. Can I still produce eggs at my age and then take my eggs and his sperm and find someone to carry the baby for us? This may is my soul mate.
    tlkittycat1968 responded:
    Yes, you still may be producing eggs at 47 but the quality of the eggs may not be as good as when you were younger. You have a higher chance of having a child with some sort of handicap, usually Down's Syndrome.
    ranch replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
    Even if I am in good shape--no health problems?
    tlkittycat1968 replied to ranch's response:
    Yes. A woman is born with all the eggs she'll ever produce and as she ages, they age as well. It's like food degrades as it ages.

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