What is the best age to freeze your eggs?

Egg freezing is a fertility preservation option if you are not considering having a baby at the present time but may wish to do so at some point in the future.

Eggs can be retrieved, frozen and stored for you to use once you reach a point in your life when you would like to try to achieve a pregnancy using the frozen eggs. It is known that the quality of eggs that women produces naturally deteriorates as they age, and therefore the younger a woman is at the point that she freezes her eggs, the better the quality of those eggs is likely to be and therefore the chances of a successful pregnancy and healthy baby are likely to be higher.

At RHG we recommend that women consider freezing their eggs before the age of 35, as this likely to give the optimum chance of a successful outcome, so if for example you freeze your eggs when you are 25, but are over 35 when you decide to use them, this means you will be trying to conceive using the eggs of a 25-year-old which are normally of a much higher quality than those produced when you are in your late thirties.

To find out more about the first steps towards egg freezing, contact us today on 01925 202180, email us at info@reproductivehealthgroup.co.uk or contact us here.