If you are reading this, you might be curious about freezing your eggs. Egg freezing is an option for preserving your fertility and having more choices for family planning in the future.

By freezing your eggs, you can extend your reproductive options and lessen the impact of age-related decline in egg quality. Freezing your eggs at a younger age increases the chances of successful pregnancies when you’re ready to start a family later on.

What is Egg Freezing?

Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a medical procedure where your eggs (oocytes) are collected from your ovaries, frozen, and stored for future use.

The main purpose of egg freezing is to preserve your fertility so that you can potentially conceive a child later in life.

At what age should I freeze my eggs?

It’s important to note that the success of egg freezing, and future pregnancy outcomes, can vary based on several factors, particularly your age at the time of egg freezing and the number of eggs retrieved.

The ideal age to freeze your eggs can vary depending on individual circumstances. We recommend you consider egg freezing before the age of 35 for better chances of success.

It’s best to consult with a Fertility Specialist to determine if egg freezing is a suitable option for you based on your personal situation and medical history.

What are my first steps if I am considering freezing my eggs?

A consultation with a Fertility Specialist: The first step if you are considering egg freezing is an appointment with one of our expert Fertility Specialists. During this consultation, the specialist will take the time to get to know you and understand your unique situation. They will discuss your medical history, reproductive goals, and any factors that may affect your fertility. This thorough assessment is crucial in determining your suitability for egg freezing and tailoring the process to meet your individual needs.

Blood Tests: As part of the assessment process, some blood tests will be requested. These tests include evaluation of your reproductive hormones, thyroid function, and infectious disease screening. Understanding these aspects of your health is vital in determining the most suitable approach for your egg freezing journey.

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH): One of the essential blood tests you’ll undergo is the AMH test. This test gives your Fertility Specialist valuable insights into your ovarian reserve, helping them understand the quantity of eggs remaining in your ovaries. Knowing your AMH level plays a crucial role in determining your personalised egg freezing plan.

What is the egg freezing process?

Our team will provide you with a comprehensive, step-by-step explanation of the entire process. But here is a high-level overview:

Ovarian Stimulation: To increase the chances of collecting multiple eggs, you’ll undergo hormonal stimulation through use of fertility medications. These medications will encourage your ovaries to produce multiple mature eggs during a single menstrual cycle.

Egg Retrieval: Once your eggs have matured sufficiently, your Fertility Specialist will collect your eggs in a minor procedure in our own treatment rooms. They’ll insert a thin needle into your ovaries to retrieve the eggs from the follicles.

Cryopreservation: The collected eggs are then rapidly cooled by our team of expert embryologists using a process called vitrification. After that, they’ll be stored in liquid nitrogen at extremely low temperatures.

Storage: Your frozen eggs will be kept frozen until you are ready to use them.

Constant Support: Throughout your egg freezing journey, our dedicated admin, nursing and scientific team will be by your side, providing you with care and expert guidance. They are highly experienced in assisting women through the egg freezing process and will ensure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions at every step. You can count on their expertise and compassion as they walk you through the process, answering any questions and addressing any concerns you may have.

How much does it cost to Freeze Eggs in Brisbane?

An initial appointment with a Brisbane Fertility Specialist is $120 after Medicare Rebates.

Your first Egg Freeze Cycle in a calendar year would cost approximately $4,050. Future Egg Freeze Cycles in the same calendar year are reduced, and cost $2,210 per cycle (these fees are after Medicare Rebates and Safety Net Refunds, if applicable).

We understand that cost is an important consideration, there are no hidden fees in our pricing, and we will always provide you with a detailed estimate prior to any treatment. You can also see detailed information in the table below.

Treatment – First First Egg Freeze Cycle in a calendar year Medicare Item Code (if applicable) Approx. Cost (after Medicare Rebates and Safety net refund)
Egg collection treatment cycle, doctor consultations, nurse appointments, scans, embryology 13200 $2,680
Doctor Cycle management and egg collection 13209, 13212 $520 (assumes pick-up is under a local anaesthetic)
Egg collection treatment room fee $600
Counselling session (if required) Included
Medication $200-$300
Or: $50-$100 for Healthcare Card holders
Egg freezing and 12 months storage Included
TOTAL $3,850 – $4,100 approx.

How much does it cost to Freeze Eggs in Melbourne?

You can find Egg Freezing costs for our Melbourne Clinic here.