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Fertility News: UK Bill to Reconsider Egg Freezing Time Limit

October 14, 2019 3:20 pm

Egg freezing is a method of preserving a woman’s fertility so she may try and have children in the future. The current maximum storage period for frozen gametes (eggs and sperm) is ten years, although women at risk of becoming prematurely infertile (through medical treatments such as chemotherapy) are able to store their eggs for up to fifty-five years if specific authorisation is received. However, a new bill has been presented to the House of Lords that aims to extend the standard ten year time limit on egg freezing. This new ‘Storage Period for Gametes Bill’ was introduced by Baroness Ruth Deech QC, a former chair of the fertility regulator of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. It asks for... View Article

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3 Benefits of Egg Freezing

March 25, 2019 9:15 am

Women freeze their eggs for numerous medical and lifestyle reasons. If you know you want to have children in the future, but currently want to focus on other areas of your life, such as your career, egg freezing is an excellent option. It is also recommended for women undergoing certain medical treatments that may affect their fertility. Age is another reason women consider egg freezing. As you age, the chance of naturally conceiving reduces, because the number and quality of your eggs drops. Egg freezing is therefore a fantastic option if you wish to preserve your fertility. As you can see there are various benefits to having your eggs frozen.  Let’s take a look at each of these benefits in... View Article

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How Many Eggs Should I Freeze?

January 7, 2019 10:17 am

If you are considering freezing your eggs, you may have asked “How many eggs do I need to freeze?” It’s a good question because, in addition to your age, the number of eggs you freeze will impact your chances of a successful pregnancy. However, before understanding the answer to that question, you must first understand the egg freezing process. When you’re ready to have a baby and want to use the eggs you’ve frozen, around 90% of your eggs will survive the thaw. Of that 90%, a certain number will fertilise. This depends on a variety of factors, including your age at the time the eggs were frozen and the quality of the sperm you use to fertilise the eggs.... View Article

Why Should I Consider Freezing My Eggs?

July 13, 2018 10:09 am

As you age, the likelihood that you will naturally conceiving a child reduces because the number and quality of your eggs drops. Egg freezing, therefore, is a fantastic option if you wish to preserve your fertility and, in some ways, stop the biological clock. There are various reasons why you might consider having your eggs frozen.  Here are a few: You might not feel ready to start a family but would like to in the future. Perhaps you would prefer to focus on other aspects of your life at present, such as your career or education, or you haven’t found ‘Mr Right’. You might be undergoing treatment for an illness such as cancer, which will likely affect your fertility. You... View Article

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The Great Egg Freeze – The Tipping Point for Egg Freezing?

September 1, 2017 9:12 am

Last month BBC Radio 4 repeated a documentary on egg freezing and the opportunities now available for women to delay conception. Sometimes heralded as fertility insurance, it is important that people are realistic about the prospects of conceiving from frozen eggs, and explains the process fully so that women know both what happens when they have the eggs harvested and how they will be thawed, fertilised, and implanted if and when they are required. Fertility treatments are now even offered by some employers to retain women of child-bearing age and support them – the idea (they say) is that they do not have to choose between their career and fertility, egg freezing can promise both. There are incidences where fertility... View Article

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Fertility Treatments for Single Women and Same Sex Couples

June 26, 2017 12:59 pm

Starting a family can be even more of a challenge without a partner or in a same sex couple. At Concept Fertility, we are committed to providing exemplary care and advice regardless of your sexual orientation or relationship status. Over the years, we have helped numerous single women and same sex couples to conceive and have children through IUI, IVF, the use of donor sperm, egg sharing, or simply by preserving fertility through egg freezing. As with any medical treatment, it is important to have a good understanding of your options before taking action. We have a number of recommended paths available. Intrauterine Insemination with Donor Sperm The most popular option for single women or lesbian couples is IUI using... View Article

Freezing Eggs vs Freezing Embryos – Which is Right for You?

July 30, 2014 8:27 am

Women who wish to extend their fertility or preserve it after undergoing medical treatments often choose to freeze their eggs or embryos to implant them later on.  There are no significant increased risks of birth defects or other problems during pregnancies that began with a frozen embryo or egg. However, the success rate for frozen embryos is much higher, which is just one of the considerations when deciding which treatment is right for you. Your Relationship If you have a partner you would like to conceive with, frozen embryos may be the better choice for your situation since they do have a higher success rate. If you do not currently have a partner, or are likely to conceive without one,... View Article