For social reasons
A woman’s fertility or ability to have children with their own eggs becomes harder with age and often not possible by the time they reach 40. For a number of women, the time when they are most fertile simply isn’t the right time to have children. Egg freezing can give you an opportunity to take control of your fertility and have children when the time is right for you.
To ensure you have the greatest success with this treatment option its important to freeze a reasonable amount of eggs. Therefore you will need to undertake the first half on an IVF cycle which will include hormone injections, blood tests, scans and then a general anaesthetic to collect your eggs. Your eggs are then frozen using an advanced method called vitrification and then stored until you are ready to use them.
For medical reasons
Being diagnosed with cancer or other medical conditions can be a very difficult time for you and your family and sadly may also impact future plans to start a family as some treatments have side effects that may affect fertility. In this challenging time its therefore also important that fertility preservation options are considered. I will work closely with your oncology team to put in place a tailored fertility preservation plan that is timely, safe and provides you with the best chance of preserving your fertility until a future time when you’re ready to have a family.