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Fertility preservation

Fertility preservation involves freezing your eggs, sperm, embryos or reproductive tissue to help you achieve future family building goals.

Freezing and storage

Egg freezing

Ovarian stimulation is carried out in the same way as IVF. Fertility drugs are used to stimulate your ovaries, this maximises the number of eggs you will produce in your cycle for us to collect and store for you. We then carefully prepare your eggs for freezing by placing them into a special preservation medium. Those suitable will be frozen for possible future use. Hundreds of babies have been born worldwide using frozen and thawed mature eggs, and we're one of the first clinics in the UK to have introduced a super-cooling technique for egg freezing called vitrification, which substantially improves egg survival rates. 

Sperm freezing

Sperm freezing and sperm storage is a simple way of preserving your sperm until you wish to start a family. Like egg freezing and embryo freezing, freezing sperm allows men to save their sperm if they need to delay conception.

Embryo freezing

You can preserve your fertility by creating embryos, either with your partner or donor sperm/eggs. These can be transferred when you’re ready to start your family in the future.

How long can I store my eggs, sperm or embryos for?

When you're starting out

Your first call to Care

If you’re looking for more information and guidance, our friendly new patient enquiry team are here to help, just give them a call on 0800 564 2270. Our experts will be on hand to help between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 5pm on Saturdays. 

We understand how important it is to you and will do all we can to help you feel prepared and confident to move forward when you think the time is right.