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What is egg freezing?

Egg freezing is a method of fertility preservation, which allows women to freeze eggs for later use. Women undergoing egg freezing generally take medication for a number of days to increase the growth of the eggs before they are collected in a short theatre procedure. We recommend that patients have multiple cycles to be confident they have appropriate number of egg stored.

If you are considering freezing your eggs it is important that you make an informed choice after discussing efficacy, safety and the costs. If you have any further questions about egg freezing after reading through this information please contact our team who will be happy to help.

Who is it for?

  • Women who do not want a baby now but will in the future
  • Women with certain medical conditions that need to preserve their fertility before their treatment (e.g. cancer)
  • Those that want freedom to choose when to have a baby

Why freeze my eggs?

There are many reasons why women choose to freeze their eggs. Some choose to freeze their eggs for social reasons, if they have not found the right partner for example, or if the time is not right to have a child.

For others it may be a medical decision, in the face of a diagnosis such as cancer or being at risk of early menopause. Freezing eggs can be a very reassuring and empowering step, and it allows women to take control of their own fertility.

The development of egg Vitrification is a ground-breaking development in its ability to empower women and provide them with the freedom to choose when they have their children, and for these reasons I believe it to be a key milestone on the road to gender equality.


The egg freezing process

Egg vitrification is the method we use for fast freezing when collecting your eggs. Women take medication for a few days to mature the eggs before they are collected in a short theatre procedure. To achieve the best results in terms of quality and quantity of eggs, it is usually recommended that you freeze eggs before you reach the age of 35. If you are considering freezing your eggs it's important you make an informed decision after discussing the safety, efficacy and cost of egg freezing. We also offer counselling to all women should you need any extra support.

Hormonal stimulation taken to mature appropriate number of eggs in ovaries
Blood test
3-4 clinic visits for blood tests and scans
Eggs collected
Once egg sacs (follicles) reach appropriate size, eggs collected in theatre
Eggs frozen using Vitfrication fast-freezing technology, which ensures cells retain structural integrity
Egg Freezing

Egg freezing success rates

The success rates of egg freezing have increased, particularly following the development of Vitrification technology. 

The egg vitrification survival rate can be high, up to 85%* of frozen eggs can now survive thawing. This high survival rate can help increase the success of having babies from thawed eggs in the future. The success of fresh eggs and frozen thawed eggs is similar for a given age.

Success rates depend on the age of the women. Younger women can have higher quality and quantity of eggs resulting in higher success rates. Please check your individualised success rates before making a decision.

For further information on egg freezing please visit the HFEA website.

*2009, Nagy et al

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Egg Freezing costs

Our treatment package includes:

  • Treatment consultation
  • Monitoring scans
  • Egg collection
  • Egg freezing by vitrification
  • Clinical advice

1 Cycle

£3,940 - £3,995*

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*Important information
  • The cost of Egg Freezing will depend on your individual circumstances and your personalised treatment plan will be explained to you in more detail at your Virtual Consultation.
  • Note: We are aiming to freeze 10 - 12 eggs per cycle and a patient may need more than one cycle to be confident they have an appropriate number of eggs stored.
  • Cycle Price: The cycle price can vary between clinics, to find your nearest clinic pricing click here.
  • Egg Freezing package: Our cycle package includes treatment consultation, monitoring scans, clinical advice, counselling (elective), egg collection, egg freezing, 1 year storage and follow up consultation.
  • Required additions: There are additional costs which cover medication, screening blood tests (HIV, Hep B & C), monitoring blood tests (E2 & LH) and sedation that are not included in the price stated above. The ‘estimated’ total cost of a treatment cycle is £6,125 - £6,210.
  • Pre-treatment costs: In some circumstances patients may require further exploration and fertility tests such as Hysteroscopy (£2,100), HyCosy (£495), Thyroid blood tests (£55) or other Genetic Tests such as Karyotype (£295), Y Deletions (£195) or Cystic Fibrosis (£295). These will be an additional cost, exact costs will be discussed at consultation based on patients’ individual needs. Please download our price guide for more information.

  • Potential future costs: There is an annual storage fee to keep the frozen eggs (£385). If you decide you want to use your frozen eggs you will need ICSI (£1,350) to fertilise the eggs and a Frozen Embryo Transfer (£2,195 - £2,295) which includes egg thawing. The ‘estimated’ total cost for an FET cycle including medication up to 12 weeks is £2,321 - £2,421.
  • Abandoned cycles: In the event that a treatment cycle is abandoned prior to egg collection/embryo transfer for medical reasons, a Cancellation Fee will be incurred of £250 per monitor scan that has been completed. Medication used will need to be repurchased in order to allow you to commence a new cycle when appropriate.
  • Terms and conditions apply: View terms and conditions.

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