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    Default Any experience in changing clinics and moving frozen eggs or embryos?

    Hello, I am totally new to baby and ivf matters and I would really apprciate some tips or advice from other ladies who have gone down the same path.

    I am considering freezing my eggs or embryos for later use. It should be ok to use the frozen eggs or embryos at the same clinic that I froze them in, but do clinics allow patients to transfer these frozen eggs and embryos for use in another clinic?

    I ask because I might store many eggs or embryos at one clinic, but if for some reason I want to change FS or clinics at a later stage, how do I also move those eggs or embryos? Is moving such frozen items even possible or heard of? Thank you!

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    Definitely possible and a pretty easy process. If you do change clinics, your new clinic will tell you exactly what needs to happen - you generally need to fill in a few forms and pay an admin fee and the two clinics liaise to arrange the transfer. Your eggs/embryos belong to you, not the clinic. Good luck with your journey

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    Thanks besha, it's very useful to know the concept that the eggs and ambies belong to me and not the clinic.

    Is it advisable to store the eggs and embryos in two or three clinics, to not keep all eggs in one basket, so to speak?

    Any ladies out there who have experienced moving clinics? Any tips or questions I should ask before I start the process of egg/ embryo freezing?

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    I'd just stick with one clinic at a time, and make sure you are happy/comfortable with your FS before starting a stim cycle - it's an expensive process (physically, financially and emotionally) and you don't want to have to do it more times than necessary.
    I'd also have a think about why you are wanting to go down this road (I get the impression you are single and wanting a 'back up'?) and if it's really necessary....freezing eggs is not as successful as freezing embryos, and if you don't have a partner you'll need donor sperm and I think there's quite a wait list for that - although I didn't need DS so I'm not sure what that process involves.

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    How old are you? Do you have a partner? Same sex relationship? Any known infertility factors?

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    I have just turned 39 and unfortunately, i became single recently. I don't think i have any infertility issues although i haven't ttc yet.

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    That makes it a bit more difficult to answer. You can always freeze your eggs if you want to wait a couple of years to see if someone else comes along. As you are probably aware, your age does have an impact on your fertility so if it were me I would definitely be freezing some just in case. To answer your initial question, the only clinics I know of that don't accept egg/embryo transfers are low cost clinics. You can't access these as a single person as they don't DS either. Have a look for a fertility specialist in your area that has a sub-specialty in fertility preservation. They can do a simple AMH test to get an idea of your ovarian reserve and advise the best option for you.

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    Not all clinics will let you transfer out embryos that were created with use of a donor - I know QFG doesn't. Check with the clinic before you start if that is important to you.

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