What is Egg Freezing?
As women grow older, the quality and quantity of their eggs can decline; making it more difficult to have a baby.
Egg Freezing involves stimulating the ovaries to mature eggs before they are ready to be collected and frozen in the laboratory using the latest technology called Vitrification (fast freezing).
If you have any questions about egg freezing or how to start treatment please contact our experienced team who will be happy to help.
Could freezing my eggs be right for me?
There are many reasons women choose to freeze their eggs like if you aren’t quite ready to start a family, freezing your eggs is a method of preserving your fertility and improving your chances of having a baby later in life.
Our Egg Freezing treatment has some simple criteria which patients need to meet:
- The female is aged 37 or under
- The female has a good ovarian reserve
- The female has a BMI lower than 30
There is generally no need to plan more than one cycle, unless your consultant has advised this during your consultation. We will aim to get the best out of one cycle so that you get a good number and good quality of eggs. If we don’t collect an adequate amount of eggs in the first cycle, then we will advise to do another.
Your egg freezing cycle includes first year storage, but you will need to pay an annual storage cost after that. When you are ready to use your eggs, there is then the costs of fertilisation by ICSI procedure and the frozen embryo transfer.
It is the age at which you freeze your eggs which will influence your chances of success. If you freeze your eggs before the age for 35, your success rate will be higher than if you freeze them later. The success of fresh eggs and frozen thawed eggs is similar for a given age.
Yes, it is still an option. We will tailor the treatment for you. Sometimes we induce your period by giving you some progesterone tablets, and then you can begin your egg freezing cycle.
No, you can have your initial scan on any day of your cycle. We know how to interpret the scan based on where you are in your cycle.