At Chill, we receive a lot of enquiries about egg freezing and thought we would share with you the answers to the top questions people are asking about our new Chill egg freeze service.
Egg freezing itself has now been around for many years with the first live birth using frozen human eggs (oocytes) occurring twenty years ago. Birth success rates using frozen eggs are now even comparable to those using fresh eggs, indicating that egg freezing technologies have advanced considerably over the past two decades which is all positive news if you are considering undertaking the process yourself. Read on to find out more.
The actual egg freezing process itself involves three key steps:
Before this process takes place there are several steps that occur including:
Chill has worked hard to make the cost affordable, with flexible payment plans. The cost for elective (social) egg freezing through Chill is $4,900 plus medication costs of approximately $1,500 per cycle paid directly to the pharmacy, plus external fees for hospital/procedure centre an anaesthetist fees for the egg pick up. Your specialist will also charge a consultation fee of approximately $250. Storage fees for the frozen eggs are complimentary for the first 12 months, then $390 per year. Payment plans options are available which equate to approximately $111 per month over 48 months or $3.65 per day.
Chill’s suggested age range for egg freezing at Chill is 25-37 years. However, your fertility specialist will discuss your suitability and the best option for your individual situation at your first consultation.
Research shows us that by freezing eggs at a younger age, you not only preserve the egg quality (as frozen eggs don’t age), but you also have a better chance of retrieving more eggs.
Chill encourages those who are considering egg freezing, to first understand where they are today fertility-wise, prior to making any decisions about their future fertility. It is our top priority to discuss with patients their actual chances of achieving a pregnancy using frozen eggs based on their individual personal circumstances.
At Chill we want to help you wherever we can, and therefore provide a complimentary initial consultation with a Chill fertility nurse.
For more information or to book an appointment contact our friendly team.
Phone: 1300 215 332