Fertility Preservation: Egg Freezing
Egg freezing is a way of proactively planning to protect your fertility. When you are not in the right situation to try for your family right away, egg freezing offers a way to preserve your fertility and protect your fertility potential.
Age is the single most important factor that affects fertility. As time passes, fertility declines and it can become difficult to conceive. The right time will vary from person to person and depend on your personal circumstances and life plans, but the younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the more likely you are to have a greater number of eggs to freeze, which increases the chance of a successful outcome from treatment if the eggs are required later on.
We are always realistic with our patients that egg freezing isn’t a guarantee of a future family. In our consultations, we will explore all of the options together so that each patient can make an informed decision. Some patients may consider going about starting their family, some may decide to freeze embryos, and others may decide to freeze their eggs.
OUR EXPERIENCE: Waterstone Clinic was the first clinic in Ireland to use the open system method of egg vitrification. It is considered the gold standard, delivering the best results.