Egg vitrification or freezing is now available at Galway Fertility Clinic.
This can be considered as insurance against aging as it involves freezing eggs when young so they are available when older.
In many cases they will never be needed as the woman will not have fertility issues and will conceive naturally.
‘In women under 35 where 20 mature eggs are frozen we would anticipate an 80% chance of a baby’, says Dr Lowe.
‘We have women asking for egg freezing who are over 38 and the chance of a baby for someone with 20 eggs remaining could be less than 30%.
‘There is no guarantee of a successful pregnancy and the reasons for delaying pregnancy should be explored”
For more information contact the Galway Fertility Clinic here.