Leading North West fertility clinic Manchester Fertility has launched a new egg freezing service after being granted approval by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
The clinic, based at the Cheadle Royal, will now be able to freeze and store eggs for women who are about to undergo medical treatment, or for women who want to have children later in life, without worrying about the quality of their eggs declining due to age.
Professor Brian Lieberman, founder of Manchester Fertility, says: “Egg freezing is becoming particularly popular with professional women who want concentrate on their career, or simply for those women who haven’t met the right partner yet.
“It allows them to freeze their eggs at the optimum time, to be used at a later date, even many years later. Egg quality reduces as women get older, this takes away some of the worry about not being able to use their own eggs to get pregnant.”
Pregnancy rates using frozen eggs are dependent on a number of factors, including your age, the number of eggs removed, how successfully they survive the freeze-thaw process, how many are fertilised and how many quality embryos are available for transfer.
Professor Lieberman adds: “The process of freezing and storing eggs is relatively new - the first birth in the UK from a thawed egg was less than 10 years ago. However, studies have shown that pregnancy rates using thawed eggs are comparable to those using fresh eggs.”
Egg freezing at Manchester Fertility costs £2730 with storage up to 3 years included. Eggs can be stored for up to 10 years, but this can be extended in certain circumstances. For more information, visit www.manchesterfertility.com or call 0845 268 2244.
ENDS November 2010
Notes to editors:
- Manchester Fertility, a leading provider of private fertility services, infertility treatment and IVF in the North West, was launched in 1986 by Professor Brian Lieberman. Based at the Cheadle Royal in Manchester, Manchester Fertility offers a wide range of infertility treatments ranging from IVF and ICSI to treatment using donated sperm or eggs. Since its launch, over 3,000 babies have been born with the help of Manchester Fertility. It also has a successful donor sperm and egg programme. For more information, visit www.manchesterfertility.com and www.manchesterdonors.com
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