Recent data from the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) shows that the number of egg storage cycles has increased rapidly, rising from 1,500 cycles in 2013 to just under 9,000 in 2018.
The total chance of a live birth from any batch of eggs also depends on both the number of eggs collected and the number of embryos created: that is called the cumulative live birth rate. So a woman under the age of 35 who has 10 eggs collected will have a 60-70% chance of a live birth as she may undergo more than one embryo transfer cycle. However, the same number of eggs in a woman aged over 35 will have a 30% chance of having a baby.
The average cost of egg freezing is £3,500, with medication an additional £700-£2,000.