Freezing your eggs today, gives you more choice tomorrow.
If you are concerned that you might not be in a position to fall pregnant naturally at an age that is practical and would like a backup, you might want to consider freezing your eggs.
What is egg freezing?
Egg freezing is a method of storing a woman’s unfertilised eggs.
Egg quantity & quality
Women are born with all the eggs they are ever going to have and this supply decreases in quantity & quality as you get older, making it more difficult to become pregnant. An AMH blood test can provide good insight into the quantity of eggs you have remaining, and is a good indicator of the expected success of the egg freezing procedure.
Stopping the clock
A bit like snap freezing peas, vitrification is a rapid freezing process which preserves the egg cell and essentially stops the aging process. Frozen eggs maybe stored for many years without significant deterioration.
How to obtain eggs for freezing
To obtain eggs for freezing, a woman will usually have hormonal stimulation for 10-12 days that is self-administered by a daily injection, enabling a number of eggs to mature. Eggs are then collected from the ovaries under a light anaesthetic before undergoing the freezing process and placed into storage.
How successful it is?
The chance of success (a pregnancy and live birth) is largely determined by the woman’s age at the time of freezing and the number of eggs frozen. Ideally you would freeze about 20 eggs before the age of 35. After the age of 38 it is much less likely that egg freezing will help and you should consider starting to have a family now. Using donor sperm is another option. Unfortunately if you freeze your eggs there is no guarantee you’ll be able to fall pregnant in the future. What it does give you is an extra option, and an extra chance of falling pregnant.
Egg freezing consultation $80
Want to find out more about egg freezing and if it is right for you? For only $80 you can get an AMH blood test and a one-on-one consultation with a fertility specialist. During this consultation they will discuss your AMH results, your overall fertility and whether egg freezing is a good option for you.
To book an appointment please call 1800 111 483 or complete the form below.