Egg freezing

Egg freezing uses the new freezing technique of vitrification

Treatments

Egg freezing

Vitrification

The introduction of a new freezing technique known as vitrification has now made egg storage a much more realistic option. In the past eggs have been freeze-stored mainly for 'fertility preservation' ahead of cancer treatment - so the reasons have been 'medical'. However, egg freezing is becoming of increasing interest to a number of women who may not be in a secure relationship and choose to put a few eggs in storage. Putting fertility on hold in this way is egg freezing for social reasons.

Vitrification, which is now employed for the storage of eggs and embryos at the London Women's Clinic, is a technique which cools at a very fast rate, such that the tissue is preserved in a glass-like state (hence 'vitrified') without the formation of damaging ice crystals. Vitrification is associated with better survival rates for eggs than previous slow-cooling techniques.

Three cycle package

Here at the London Women’s Clinic we feel that fertility treatment needs to be simplified to make it less stressful and financially more affordable.To facilitate the idea of treatment as a multiple cycle treatment we consider that the three cycle packages we offer can be of benefit for many women.

Find out more about our three cycle packages by clicking here.

Treatments

Egg freezing

Vitrification

The introduction of a new freezing technique known as vitrification has now made egg storage a much more realistic option. In the past eggs have been freeze-stored mainly for 'fertility preservation' ahead of cancer treatment - so the reasons have been 'medical'. However, egg freezing is becoming of increasing interest to a number of women who may not be in a secure relationship and choose to put a few eggs in storage. Putting fertility on hold in this way is egg freezing for social reasons.

Vitrification, which is now employed for the storage of eggs and embryos at the London Women's Clinic, is a technique which cools at a very fast rate, such that the tissue is preserved in a glass-like state (hence 'vitrified') without the formation of damaging ice crystals. Vitrification is associated with better survival rates for eggs than previous slow-cooling techniques.

Three cycle package

Here at the London Women’s Clinic we feel that fertility treatment needs to be simplified to make it less stressful and financially more affordable.To facilitate the idea of treatment as a multiple cycle treatment we consider that the three cycle packages we offer can be of benefit for many women.

Find out more about our three cycle packages by clicking here.

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Egg freezing information sheet

 

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