Egg Freezing process

 

1

Fertility Assessment

To begin, your first appointment will be with a Fertility GP, who will discuss your options and review your medical history. Your GP will ask you to undergo some Blood Tests and an Ultrasound to check key fertility markers.

Once all your results are back at the clinic, you will be given an appointment with an Adora Fertility Specialist.

 

 

2

Consultation with Fertility Specialist

During this consultation, your Fertility Specialist will discuss your results and create a tailored plan for you. They will also go through the consent process and provide you with all the information necessary to ensure that you are completely informed and comfortable with your egg freezing decision.

At this point, a patient services coordinator will also talk to you about costs and payment options.

Once you’re ready to move forward, our clinic staff will make an appointment for a consultation with a Fertility Nurse.

 

 

3

Consultation with Fertility Nurse

During the consultation, with your Fertility Nurse, you will be guided through the entire process of your treatment cycle, including medications and how to administer them. Remember, an Adora Nurse will be available to guide you every step of the way.

 

 

4

Treatment Cycle and Monitoring

The first step in your egg freezing cycle is to contact one of Adora’s Nurses when your period starts. Your nurse will instruct you to have a blood test. Once your results are back at the clinic and reviewed by your Feriltiy Specialists, you will receive further information on when and how to use your fertility medications. For example, the cycle will involve self-administering injections to stimulate your ovaries.

You specialist will manage your cycles and one of Adora Nurses will closely monitor your progress over approximately 12 to 14 days.

 

 

5

Egg Retrieval Procedure

When your follicles, the sacs that contain the eggs are a certain size, it indicates that they contain mature eggs and are ready to harvest. It's then time for your egg retrieval. Your egg retrieval / collection procedure will be performed in a fully-accredited day surgery under the care of a Fertility Specialist. The procedure is performed under light general anaesthetic, so there will be minimal pain or discomfort.

Most women find that they are able to go back to work within a day or two after the procedure.

 

 

6

Vitrification and Cryopreservation

The collected eggs are assessed for their maturity. 

The mature eggs are then frozen in our lab by our team of scientists and embryologist. Once they are frozen, they remain in storage until you are ready to use them.