The Fertility Home

Embryo Freezing

Your Pathway to Future Parenthood

At The Fertility Home, we extend our expertise to encompass personalised embryo preservation services, crafted to accompany you on your fertility voyage, whenever you feel ready to embark on your own family journey.

The embryo freezing pathway presents individuals with the chance to secure their reproductive potential for the future. By harvesting, freezing, and storing embryos, individuals can take proactive steps towards managing their fertility journey.

 

Motivations for choosing embryo preservation are diverse. Some individuals seek to align family planning with personal timelines, while others navigate complex scenarios such as medical treatments or fertility hurdles.

 

Whilst embryo freezing presents prospects for future fertility, individual outcomes may naturally vary.

Embarking on Embryo Freezing:
Your Route to Success

Consultation

Your adventure towards parenthood begins with a detailed consultation. This 60-minute session allows you to discuss your medical history and wishes with one of our experienced fertility consultants. During this time, you’ll also gain insights into the various treatment options available and have any questions answered.

Blood tests and investigations

To ensure egg freezing is suitable for you, certain blood tests and investigations may be necessary. These often include an Ovarian Reserve Test, which evaluates your follicular count and hormone profile before commencing ovarian stimulation. Depending on your circumstances, additional tests may be recommended by our doctors to explore other avenues or assess genetic health.

Follow-up consultation

Once your test results are available, you’ll meet with your consultant a second time for a follow-up discussion. Together, you’ll review the findings and establish a treatment plan tailored to your needs and preferences.

Agreeing on your treatment plan

Prior to commencing medication or treatment, finalising the treatment plan and associated costs for embryo freezing is crucial. Our team is on hand to provide you with comprehensive information and support throughout this phase.

Nurse consultation

Your treatment journey officially commences with a consultation with one of our dedicated fertility nurses. They’ll guide you through each phase of the process, explaining treatment protocols and addressing any concerns or queries.

Stimulation

Most individuals will undergo a course of medication and monitoring to optimise outcomes. Regular scans and blood tests will ensure your body responds appropriately, with adjustments made to medication as needed to enhance success.

Getting to Know More About Embryo Freezing

Preparing for Embryo Freezing

Preparing for embryo freezing involves following a personalised treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Your consultant will prescribe medication to optimise your body for the process, while our dedicated nurses will provide guidance on lifestyle adjustments to increase your chances of success.

What to Avoid Before Embryo Freezing

Prior to embryo freezing, it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle and minimise stress. Reducing alcohol intake can also contribute to preparing your body for the procedure, enhancing its effectiveness.

Duration of Embryo Freezing Process

At The Fertility Home, an embryo freezing cycle typically lasts around four weeks. However, this timeframe varies for each individual and may be influenced by menstrual cycles. Some patients may require multiple cycles to achieve their desired number of embryos.

Who Can Benefit from Embryo Freezing?

While embryo freezing is suitable for many individuals, it may not be suitable for everyone. The suitability of embryo freezing varies depending on individual circumstances. Your consultant will assess your specific situation and advise whether embryo freezing is the right option for you.

Understanding the Safety of Embryo Freezing

Embryo freezing is generally considered a safe procedure, but like any medical intervention, it carries some risks. For comprehensive information about potential risks, you can refer to reputable sources such as the HFEA website. During your consultation, your consultant will discuss these risks in detail to ensure you make an informed decision.

The cost of embryo freezing varies based on individual requirements, including medication needs. For an overview of costs, you can visit our Pricing page for more information.

After freezing embryos

Frozen embryos can be stored for up to 55 years if you renew the HFEA consent forms every ten years. When you are ready to use your frozen embryos, they will be thawed on the day of your treatment and available for your transfer within a matter of hours.

When you decide that you are ready to use your frozen eggs, they will be thawed and then fertilised with partner or donated sperm.

Arranging an Initial Embryo Freezing Consultation ​

Your initial consultation marks the beginning of your embryo freezing journey with us. Our team is proficient in understanding your medical and fertility history, as well as your embryo freezing goals. We’re here to address all your questions and support you through every step of the process.