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Egg Freezing

Preparation for your cycle:

In preparation for your cycle we will organise for you to come to the clinic for your blood tests and your nurse consultation. During your nurse consultation your nurse will take you through the process and answer any questions you have. Before and during your cycle we advise that you maintain a healthy and balanced diet and take a Folic Acid and Vitamin D supplement. During your cycle you need to avoid smoking, alcohol and caffeine. Light exercise such as walking, pilates and yoga are all suitable but you should avoid high intensity exercise.

A timeline of a typical cycle:

  • Day 1: Call our nursing team on the first day of your cycle when you fresh red bleeding before 6pm. They will book in an ultrasound scan and blood test for the next day.


  • Day 2: You will come into the clinic for your blood test and scan. Your nurse will then confirm that you are ready to start your medications which you will take daily.


  • Day 4-10: You will come into the clinic every 2-3 days for an ultrasound scan to monitor your cycle.


  • Day 12: Typically on Day 12 you will have a trigger injection in preparation for your egg collection.


  • Day 14: On the day of egg collection you will come to the clinic for the consultant to perform the egg collection. During the cycle you will have daily contact with our nursing team and patient services team who will guide you through the process, support your journey and give you any assistance you need. Your cycle will be monitored daily by the consultant, embryologist and nurse.


We know that fertility treatment is a considerable financial commitment. Our prices and packages are designed to be transparent, clear and fair. Our team are always on hand to chat this through if you have any questions or concerns.

Your treatment journey

The time it takes to complete one cycle of egg freezing depends on your recommended treatment. However, for most women, one cycle of egg freezing will take between two to four weeks.

Risks to be considered

Egg freezing is generally a safe and straightforward procedure.


However, the risks must be considered:


· Vitrification, although a routine technique, carries a risk due to the nature of the procedure and a certain egg loss rate should be considered.

· Fertilisation and embryo development cannot be guaranteed following successful egg thawing.


Other lesser risks include:


· Having a multiple pregnancy or birth.

· Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS).

· Having an ectopic pregnancy.

· Possible birth defects.


These risks, albeit small, will be discussed in detail by your doctor during your treatment consultation.