The first step is to arrange a fertility assessment with one of the consultants, which involves a blood test to check your ovarian reserve and a pelvic ultrasound scan. This will help us assess your current fertility health and plan your personalised egg freezing cycle.
As soon as you’re ready for your treatment to start, you’ll meet with one of our friendly coordinators. They’ll plan your cycle with you, make sure you know how to take your medication, arrange your mandatory screening tests and help you fill in some consent forms.
From the start of your egg freezing cycle, you will need to take small injections at home to stimulate your ovaries over two weeks. During this time, you'll come in for several scans and blood tests to monitor your progress and adjust your medication if needed. Around 36 hours before your egg collection procedure you'll be asked to take a 'trigger' injection to mature your eggs.
You’ll be sedated for around 30 minutes while your eggs are collected. Most women find the procedure painless and are completely fine to return to normal life the next day. We would advise that you have someone with you to accompany you home. Your mature eggs will be frozen by our skilled embryologists and stored in liquid nitrogen in our secure facilities.
Your mature eggs will be prepared and frozen by our skilled embryologists and stored in liquid nitrogen in our secure facilities. Frozen eggs can be stored for up to ten years. This is the legal time limit for egg storage in the UK.
Egg freezing is a way of preserving your eggs. They will stay the same age as when they were frozen.
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