More and more women are choosing to freeze their eggs for the future. Recently, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) found that the number of women doing this procedure has gone up a lot. In 2021, there were over 4,000 cases, compared to 2,500 in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic might have influenced this increase because women became more aware of their options during the lockdown. The report also shows that fewer women are donating their eggs to help others. Helen Henry, who donated her eggs when she was 34 years old, felt happy knowing that her donation resulted in the birth of a child.

Vicky Pattison, a TV presenter, froze her eggs because she wasn’t ready for motherhood. She had three eggs fertilized with her partner’s sperm, with a 20% chance of success. She also kept three unfertilized eggs with a 10% chance of success in the future. The HFEA says age is important for egg freezing success, especially for women under 35. Dr. Bassel Wattar wants people to know the procedure’s benefits and risks and get support on their fertility journey.