You may want to freeze your eggs if you’re:
- not in a position to have a child but would like the chance in the future
- worried about your fertility
- at risk due to a medical issue such as cancer.
Talk to your fertility specialist about tests available to check if egg freezing is right for you. You may need to have an egg timer test (AMH blood test) to check your ovarian reserve.
Monash IVF tip: Female fertility declines with age. Egg freezing (for non-medical purposes) is best done before you’re 35.
How successful is egg freezing?
A frozen egg does not always result in a pregnancy. The two main factors affecting your chances of success are the age of the eggs, (the age you are when you freeze your eggs), and how many eggs are frozen.
- At 30, approximately 10 eggs are required to achieve one pregnancy.
- At 40, around 20 eggs are required.