Reproductive Health Group clinical director, Luciano Nardo, says that egg freezing using the vitrification method should be offered to all single healthy women to preserve their own fertility. “Whilst it is established that elective egg freezing doesn’t guarantee pregnancy outcome, it increases the chances of a woman conceiving her own biological child later on in life. Age is closely linked with the number and quality of eggs, therefore the probabilities of having a successful egg freezing cycle are higher in women younger than 35.”
Ovaries do not continue to function infinitely. Fertility naturally decreases with age and unfortunately it cannot be restored. Typically you need twice as many eggs to produce a single baby at age 39 than you would at age 29. Fertility can also be directly impacted by some forms of cancer treatment, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, with the chances of infertility being more than 90%.
For these reasons fertility preservation is becoming increasingly important.
Research suggests that more and more women are leaving it too late before deciding to start a family. There are many understandable reasons for this, whether it be financial position, enjoying a successful career, finding the right person, or getting on the property ladder. When the ‘time is right’ many women and couples find that they struggle to become pregnant. Whilst you can cannot always plan for every eventuality in life, you can protect your future fertility by freezing your eggs whilst they are at optimum quality and potentially undergo conventional IVF treatment or ICSI treatment later on down the line. This will provide the opportunity to conceive when the time is right and give you the best possibly chances of success.
At Reproductive Health Group we offer a comprehensive fertility preservation programme, including egg freezing & storage, sperm freezing & storage and embryo freezing. We have the latest technologies and the multidisciplinary expertise to assist you through the fertility preservation journey.
The fertility mantra is simple. If you are planning a family, start as young as possible. Egg freezing affords women the opportunity to start young with the possibility of finishing off later.
If you would like to talk to us about freezing your eggs or fertility preservation, please contact us on 01925 202180 or via our website here.