The first baby born in the UK as a result of treatment using a frozen and thawed egg was in 2002 and egg freezing technology has developed rapidly since then.
Egg freezing is used at Bridge for both medical and social reasons and using the very latest vitrification techniques to ensure the best chance of egg survival. When indicated we use ICSI to ensure successful sperm penetration of the thawed egg(s).
There are many reasons why egg freezing is becoming increasingly common, however, it is "elective" or "social" egg freezing which is particuarly popular. Social egg freezing enables women who do not want to have a baby right now, but would like to at some point in the future, to preserve her eggs at her current rate of fertility therefore giving her the best chance of pregnancy later in life.