Egg Freezing

RHG’s Clinical Director Luciano Nardo suggests that egg freezing using the vitrification method should be an option to consider for all women under 35 in order to help preserve their own fertility.

“Whilst it is established that elective egg freezing doesn’t guarantee pregnancy outcome, it can increase the chances of a woman being able to conceive 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.

For these reasons fertility preservation is becoming increasingly important.

Research suggests that more and more women are leaving it later 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. Once the ‘time is right’ many women and couples find that they struggle to become pregnant. Whilst you  cannot always plan for every eventuality in life, you can protect your future fertility by freezing your eggs whilst they are still at optimum quality – ideally before you reach the age of 35 –  and potentially undergo either conventional IVF or ICSI treatment in the future.

At RHG we offer a comprehensive fertility preservation programme. We have the latest technologies and the multidisciplinary expertise to assist you through the fertility preservation journey.

If you would like to talk to us about freezing your eggs or fertility preservation, please contact us on 01925 202180 or email us at info@reproductivehealthgroup.co.uk