Egg Freezing

Freeze your biological clock in time

For a variety of reasons, the age at which women have their children is rising. Unfortunately, we know that fertility declines with age and the rate of miscarriage also increases.  

Freezing your eggs whilst you are still young offers you a chance to avoid this effect of ageing on both the numbers of eggs and the quality or fertility potential.  It provides an insurance policy that can improve your chance of having a child of your own if your fertility has declined by the time you are ready to start trying for a baby.  

Some authorities question the benefit of egg freezing based on current published success rates. The problem here is that up until now, the majority of women freezing their eggs have been over the age of 38 and the disappointing success rates reflect this.  The HFEA is somewhat downbeat about the chance of successful conception with egg freezing.

The unarguable fact is that the younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the more chance you will have of a successful pregnancy when you come to use them.

Freezing your eggs whilst you are still young allows you to act as an egg donor to your future self.

Egg freezing is a fertility preservation method, in which your eggs are frozen and stored ready to be used in the future. The younger you are when you choose to freeze your eggs, the greater the chances of a successful pregnancy when you come to use these eggs. 

Use the fertility calculator below to find out what is the  probability of having a live born child based on the number of eggs you freeze and your age when you freeze them. 

AgeNumber of Mature EggsProbability of at least 1 live birth

Source: Goldman RH et al. Human Reproduction, Vol.32, No.4 pp. 853–859, 2017. Predicting the likelihood of live birth for elective oocyte cryopreservation: a counseling tool for physicians and patients.

This study from Harvard medical school provides likely success rates based on data from their elective egg freezing programme