Delaying motherhood by freezing eggs could harm the chance of having a successful birth, a new study suggests, despite widespread calls for more women to consider the option.

Many fertility experts now recommend cryopreservation for women who want to become mothers in later life, because younger eggs are known to be healthier.

Apple and Google even pay for their female employees to have the procedure, which normally costs between £3,500 and £5,000, so that they can forge ahead with their careers.

But a new study suggests that the freezing or thawing process may damage eggs and could reduce a women’s chance of becoming a mother.

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