What is egg freezing?
Egg freezing is a method of storing a woman’s unfertilized eggs to allow her to try to conceive at a later date.
Frozen eggs may be stored for many years without significant deterioration. When the woman is ready to use her eggs, they are warmed, and then fertilized with sperm and embryos transferred.
The biggest advantage being, by freezing the eggs, you freeze your AGE. When you transfer embryos later at 45 years of your age, the eggs will be still 30 years young.
Egg freezing success rate
Vitrification for egg freezing is a relatively new procedure and less than 5% of clinics are doing it since 2012.
The chance of success is largely determined by the woman’s age at the time of freezing.
Currently we would expect we could retrieve 85% or more eggs which are frozen.
Success rates are lower for women over 35.
Who should go for egg freezing
- Your fertility is at risk from a serious illness like cancer.
- Or because you are not in a position to have a baby right now and would like the opportunity to start a family beyond the age at which fertility naturally declines.
If you need to have therapy for cancer or a serious illness, with a referral from your oncologist, it is possible for us to arrange an appointment within 24 hours.
In appreciating the extraordinarily stressful situation you are facing, we have also minimised the out-of-pocket costs for your fertility preservation treatment.