Egg Freezing

Thinking about putting your eggs on ice?

When it comes to female fertility, timing is the most important factor, and being proactive can make a big difference in your chance of motherhood. Egg freezing gives the option to say ‘yes’ to motherhood, when you're ready.

Get the facts

What exactly is egg freezing?

Egg freezing is a method of storing a woman’s unfertilised eggs to allow her to try to conceive at a later date. It can be seen as a way of preserving the possibility of fertility for women who are not in a position to become pregnant straight away.

Female fertility is highly depending on a woman’s age. The number of eggs you produce rapidly declines as you get older, and sadly there is also an increased risk of miscarriage and chromosomal abnormalities.

The impact of age on fertility really starts to kick in for women over the age of 36. For this reason, we recommend considering freezing your eggs before the age of 35, since this will give you the highest chance of success later on.


How much does egg freezing cost?

Egg freezing costs can vary depending on individual circumstances and the types of services required. A major factor contributing to the cost of egg freezing is whether the patient is receiving an elective egg freezing treatment or seeking medical fertility preservation.

At Melbourne IVF, we offer priority access to women undergoing cancer treatment. This includes a bulk billed consultation with a fertility specialist and minimised storage fees. For more information on costs associated with our fertility treatment services visit our cost page or contact us today. 

We’ve partnered with Zip Money to help ease any financial pressures of fertility treatment. Zip Money makes it possible for you to spread the cost, with a 6 month interest free period and flexible payment options tailored to your needs.

*Please note medication for elective egg freeze is not covered under PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Patients are required to pay for their medication at the time of their collection from the pharmacy.

Elective Egg Freezing Costs

Egg freezing treatment cycle$4,395
Initial 12 month storage$550

Additional Items

Hospital Bed Fee for Egg Collection$1,395
Anaesthetist$300 - $600
Elective Egg Freeze Medication*Approx $1,500 - $3,000
Ongoing Storage$275

What are the chances of having a baby using frozen eggs?

Good question. It’s important to understand that the chance of success is largely determined by the woman’s age at the time of freezing.

Let’s break down the stats:

For a woman aged 35 or under, one stimulated cycle would result in the collection of 10 – 12 eggs, of which 7 – 9 would be suitable for vitrification and storage:

  • Approximately 80-90% of eggs would survive warming in the future
  • Approximately 50-80% of surviving eggs would fertilise
  • Approximately 80-90% of fertilised eggs would develop into embryos
  • A single embryo would have a 20-35% change of developing into a pregnancy
Egg freezing success rates for egg freezing

While these numbers may seem smaller than you might have expected, egg freezing is all about giving you the best possible chance of a successful pregnancy, even if you’re not ready until years down the track.

If you consider the statistics for natural conception, once a woman turns 36, the chance of conceiving is halved compared to her chance at 20 years of age. And at the age of 41, this chance falls to just 4%.

So ultimately, egg freezing enables women to explore all of their reproductive options, in her own time.

Ready to chat? Speak with the egg freezing experts today.

Our experienced fertility specialists would be happy to walk you through the process in more detail, to help you decide if egg freezing is the right option for you.

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