* 1st Genea Stimulated Cycle between Aug16-Dec17 (2169 patients). Following subsequent Cryos through to Mar19. Autologous patients only (no donor oocytes or surrogates). Sites from Kent St, Liverpool, Canberra, Norwest/Bella Vista, Illawarra. Oocyte Vitrification patients excluded.
Applicable for Medicare eligible patients. No-out-of-pocket Fertility Assessment is for an initial virtual consultation with our Fertility GP. Additional costs may be incurred for fertility investigations.
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Vitrification is the process we use to freeze your eggs and embryos.

Egg freezing is a relatively straightforward process which takes approx. 11-15 days. Here's what's involved:
Step 1. Pre-treatment tests: To start, you'll have three key tests – two blood tests and one ultrasound. Then you'll meet your Fertility Specialist who will create your treatment plan. Counselling will also be offered to help decide if this decision is right for you.
Step 2. Egg stimulation: Over a period of approx.. 10 days, we stimulate the ovaries by self-administered injections. You'll also need to come into the clinic for a few early morning blood tests and ultrasounds.
Step 3. Egg collection: A short 10-20 minute procedure to collect your eggs takes place in Genea’s Day Surgery. Although it’s a quick visit, a day off work is recommended.
Step 4. Vitrification and storage: Your eggs are then vitrified and then safely stored with us until you’re ready to use them.
As egg quality and quantity decrease with age, the younger you freeze your eggs, the better. Early 20s to early 30s will offer you the best chance of a baby in the future.
The egg is the largest cell in the human body, full of delicate structures. Beyond the age of 35, a woman's eggs become more fragile and less likely to survive the freeze/thaw process and create healthy embryos. Maximum chance of success decreases with age.
We recommend consulting a specialist as soon as you start considering egg freezing, so you can talk through options and timeframes with a doctor based on investigative test results, personal circumstances and your hopes for the future.

Although egg freezing has greatly improved over the past decade, it should not be considered an insurance policy. The reality is that freezing your eggs and storing them does not guarantee a baby. However, preserving your fertility through egg freezing can be one way of maximising the potential of having a baby later in life.

Limited data exists on egg freezing success rates as fewer than 10 per cent of patients return to use their eggs, such a small cohort doesn’t provide a statistically significant reflection of pregnancy rates, as a result of treatment. However, it is important for you to consider Genea’s IVF success rates, should you return to use your eggs in the hope of having a baby.