Your first step to understand your fertility is to have a fertility health check. This assessment gives both yourself and your consultant a clear picture of your fertility to help you make informed decisions about the future.
Before making any decisions about freezing your eggs, a Fertility Health Check will give you and your consultant a better understanding of your fertility status. This will be based on the results of some basic tests whose results will help you decide if egg freezing is right for you.
You'll have an Anti-Mullerian Hormone blood test to provide an accurate indication of how many eggs you have available - your ovarian reserve.
You’ll have a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound scan to check your uterus, ovaries and follicles. The assessment will look at the development of your uterine lining, blood supply and check if any polyps, fibroids or cysts may affect your fertility. Although already assessed within the blood test, your visible follicles will be counted to give an indication of your egg supply.
One of our consultants will assess your fertility status by considering your results and taking into account your medical and family history and lifestyle. It’s the time to discuss your options and what’s best for you.
Sometimes an additional counselling session is helpful if you wish to discuss your options in more detail, or your results were not what you were expecting. This extra support is complimentary and provided by our large team of exceptional counsellors and coaches, so there’s no need to worry if you need more time to talk. Find out more about the fertility support system.
Egg freezing is a way of preserving your eggs. They will stay the same age as when they were frozen.