Egg Freezing Clinic in Singapore
Ever wondered about egg freezing and whether you can do it in Singapore? Our doctors at The O&G Specialist Clinic, and are here to guide and support you.
What Is Egg Freezing?
Egg freezing is a procedure that enables women to retrieve, freeze and store their eggs. Once frozen, the eggs stop ageing and can be warmed and fertilised when chosen. This procedure is especially useful and time-crucial as women’s egg quality and fertility decline with age.
Is Egg Freezing Right For Me?
There are some compelling reasons for women to consider freezing their eggs, such as if you’re undergoing or about to undergo medical treatments that may affect your fertility and/or reproductive organs. Cancer treatments that involve chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, and if you are at higher risk of certain cancers and may need to remove your ovaries are some medical reasons to opt for egg freezing so that you have a chance to consider pregnancy or having a child at a future stage of your life.
Some women are also not ready to have a child during the peak productive years and may want to have their eggs frozen. Social or elective egg freezing such as this also enables women to keep parenthood an open option at a later life stage, even when their fertility has declined.
Egg freezing In Singapore
From 1 July 2023, elective egg freezing in Singapore will be allowed for women from 21 to 37 years old.
Previously egg freezing was allowed in Singapore for medical reasons only, such as for patients undergoing chemotherapy who may opt to freeze their eggs in case their treatment affects their fertility.
Frequently Asked Questions About Egg Freezing in Singapore
Is there an age limit for egg freezing?
There is no age limit for medical egg freezing, but varying countries would have their own limitation; Singapore will be lifting a ban on elective egg freezing for women who are 21 to 37 years old with the implementation of the Assisted Reproduction Services Regulations under the Healthcare Services Act by 1 July 2023. Women can consider freezing their eggs before the age of 37 as fertility typically starts to decline thereafter, affecting the quality and quantity of eggs. However, this definitely varies person-to-person, and we would advise a fertility consultation for better planning.
What are the chances of getting pregnant after egg freezing?
There are many factors that contribute to the chances of getting pregnant with frozen eggs, even with them being ‘healthy’ at the time of freezing. The age when a woman freezes her eggs and makes the decision to achieve pregnancy definitely plays an important role in achieving success.
How do I kick start the process or know more?
You can consider attending a preliminary consultation with one of our egg freezing specialists, which may include a pelvic ultrasound and hormones tests to determine suitability. The egg freezing package also includes consultations by fertility nurses who will be able to advise you in detail on the process and finances before you decide whether to freeze your eggs.
What information I need to prepare for a consultation?
Dedicated Support and Services at The O&G Specialist Clinic
We look forward to being a part of your elective egg freezing journey. Our team of caring and experienced gynaecologists and fertility specialists at The O&G Specialist Clinic are always here for the well-being of your gynaecological health.. We are dedicated to caring for your long-term overall health and fertility by providing a holistic egg freezing package in a cost-effective manner. Book an appointment at our clinic or schedule a virtual consultation at your convenience.