At Zora Health, we believe that the future of fertility care is accessible, simplified & affordable, simplified. We are different in how we approach fertility care – we understand what you want and are committed to supporting your journey.
Don’t let the complexity of the fertility care process hold you back from planning or expanding your family. Contact us today and see how we can help make your dreams a reality.
Zora is a full-service fertility provider offering patients various treatment and financing options. We are committed to guiding you through every step, taking stress and uncertainty out of your fertility journey.
Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women’s ability to get pregnant in the future.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure used to help with fertility, prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child
Spread out the cost of treatment over 12, 24, and 36 months to avoid large upfront payments and reduce financial burden.
We believe that anyone that wants to have a child should be able to have one, so we have options for all types of future parents.
With flat prices, top lab design and technology, and a care advocate who will support you through your journey, fertility treatment at Zora is designed to be simple and seamless.
Many of the steps to parenthood for lesbian couples are the same as those for heterosexual couples, however there will be some additional decisions that your Zora care team will help guide you through.
Single parents’ fertility journey will be similar to others, however egg or sperm donation will likely be required. Our care team is uniquely equipped to support you with these additional steps and help coordinate with third-party services.
Our goal at Zora Health is to provide you with the tools and resources to confidently navigate your fertility journey. We offer flexible options that empower you to choose your preferred doctor or select from our network of partner clinics and hospitals. Whether you prefer local or overseas options, our dedicated team supports you at every step.
Elevate your experience with our complimentary services. When you get a Zora package, you pay the same amount as you do in the clinic. We don’t charge anything extra! But you will enjoy value-added services such as expert support, fertility coach and consultation concierge.
Availability of local and overseas options.
Pricing is usually opaque and non-standardised. You need to contact multiple clinics and sometimes, they don’t reply. Even when they do, you are not sure of what the package is missing and may pay more than anticipated.
At Zora, you save time comparing pricing and packages as we state what is included clearly – no hidden charges or nasty surprises.
Reduce your financial burden and spread out the cost of treatment over 12, 24, 36 months period to avoid large upfront payment.
Option to take financing with or without purchasing Zora’s fertility package.
Unsure when to start your treatments? Worried about the risks? Need a quick reply during the process?
Most clinics have limited out-of-clinic support. You might not get support or guidance from a typical clinic. Fret not; with Zora, our experts are there to help you along the way.
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Your lifestyle and environment can have an impact on your fertility. Research consistently shows that numerous lifestyle factors can affect fertility in women, men, or both, including but not limited to:
For instance, research has found that:
Lifestyle factors are modifiable habits and ways of life that can greatly influence overall health and well-being, including fertility.
We will absolutely love to help. While our standard protocols cover most situations, we understand that each patient's situation is unique. Our team is always happy to work with you to develop a personalized plan that meets your needs.
If you have frozen eggs or embryos from another clinic, we can help you coordinate the transfer process to ensure a seamless transition to our clinic.
Just give us a call or schedule a consultation to discuss your options.
Yes, you have the flexibility to choose your own doctor, as Zora works with all doctors and clinics. You may choose your preferred doctor or one from our partner clinics and hospitals. We offer local and overseas options.
Just let us know your preferred doctor and we will contact and discuss with them.
The specific legal requirements for IVF and egg freezing vary among South East Asian countries. In Singapore, for example, egg freezing is only allowed for medical reasons, and there are restrictions on the number of eggs that can be frozen. In Malaysia, there are no specific laws governing egg freezing, but there are guidelines that must be followed. In Thailand, egg freezing is allowed for medical reasons, but surrogacy is not legal. There is no legal framework in Indonesia for IVF and egg freezing.
It is important to research each country's specific laws and regulations to ensure that you are fully informed about your options and any potential limitations or restrictions.
You can always speak to our team and consult us to learn more. We are always here to help and provide you with the necessary information.
All IVF and egg freezing appointments are outpatient procedures, which means you won't need to stay overnight at the clinics.
You'll need to take some time off for your egg retrieval during the treatment. However, you can choose whether or not to take time off work for other appointments or procedures as necessary.
We offer appointment scheduling to accommodate your busy schedule.
When considering egg freezing, there are several important factors to keep in mind. The timing of the procedure is a crucial consideration since both eggs and sperm decline in quality and quantity as we age. It is generally recommended to freeze your eggs as early as possible to ensure optimal quality and quantity. While there is a "magic age" of 35 for eggs, it's still recommended to freeze them earlier if possible.
Cost is another important factor to consider. If cost is not a major concern, then freezing your eggs can be a good form of "insurance" as they are frozen at the age you do it. However, it's important to note that egg freezing is not a foolproof method, and there is much debate about its efficacy.
The type of treatment is another consideration to keep in mind. If you are looking to preserve your fertility, you can opt for either egg freezing (for single women) or embryo freezing (for couples). If you are looking to get pregnant, there are various options such as IVF, IUI, and others.
Legalities are also an important factor to consider. Can you do egg freezing in Singapore, for example? Additionally, it's important to think about what happens in the future, as some places only allow married couples to use the frozen eggs.
Finally, logistics must be taken into account. Where do you want to do the procedure? If overseas, would you prefer to do a hybrid process (stimulation in Singapore, retrieval overseas), or spend 2-3 weeks overseas for the entire process? Each option has its own pros and cons that must be weighed carefully.
What is egg freezing?
Egg freezing is a procedure that involves collecting a woman’s eggs from her ovaries and freezing them for use in the future.
There are a number of reasons why women may choose to freeze their eggs. Often, women want to preserve their fertility so that they can try and have a family when they are ready at a later date. This is known as ‘social’ egg freezing. Women may also choose to freeze their eggs before undergoing medical treatment that may impact their fertility, such as chemotherapy. When a woman is ready to use the frozen eggs, they are defrosted and fertilised, before being transferred to the womb.
What is embryo freezing?
Embryo freezing is a procedure that allows women to store fertilised eggs for later use. These eggs will have been fertilised in a laboratory with either a partner or donor’s sperm. Most often, when people undergo in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), good quality embryos are left over after embryo transfer. These embryos can be frozen for use in the future, should the treatment not work or should people wish to try for another baby.
Other people may choose to freeze their embryos to preserve fertility, so they can use them to try to get pregnant at a later date. This is known as the ‘freeze all’ or elective frozen embryo transfer (FET) technique. In certain cases, patients with specific health conditions may benefit from having an FET. Sometimes, embryos are frozen to be donated to others, or for medical research.
The difference between freezing eggs vs. freezing embryos can be found in the lab, too. During embryo freezing, the eggs are fertilized using IVF before they’re frozen, and develop, over a period of several days, into embryos, which are then flash frozen. Once again, the health of the embryos, created from young and healthy eggs, is maintained when they’re frozen at such a low temperature.
When it comes to comparing freezing eggs versus freezing embryos, egg freezing is often the more practical and flexible choice for many women. Freezing embryos requires fertilization with sperm before freezing, which may not be useful or feasible for single women or those unsure about their co-parenting plans.
1. CONSENT AND AUTONOMY
A key difference between embryo freezing and egg freezing is the issue of autonomy. Eggs can be frozen without needing to be fertilized first, which allows women to preserve their fertility independently and decide what eventually happens to their eggs. With embryo freezing, the embryos belong to two people. If you freeze embryos with donor sperm, you may not be able to use them if you find a partner later and want to have biological children with them.
Additionally, freezing embryos with your current partner may limit your options down the line and even create legal issues if you disagree on how to use or dispose of them.
“With embryo freezing, the embryos belong to two people. This means if you’ve used a partner or private donor’s sperm, they could withdraw consent for the embryos to be used at any time before they are transferred (this does not apply if you’ve used sperm from a donor bank). This means if your circumstances change – a relationship breaks up, for example – you could end up in a situation where you are unable to use the embryos you’ve frozen.” In contrast, freezing eggs offers more reproductive autonomy and the ability to delay co-parenting decisions until you're ready. It's also a simpler path forward in the case of a breakup or divorce, and discarding unfertilized eggs is a more straightforward decision than discarding embryos.
Egg freezing is generally more affordable than embryo freezing since the latter requires in vitro fertilization before freezing.
3. SUCCESS RATE
Many people also believe a frozen embryo is more likely to become a pregnancy than a frozen egg. But that’s not a true comparison, statistically speaking. Comparing freezing eggs vs. freezing embryos typically requires several eggs to result in one embryo, no matter which method you choose. You can freeze many eggs, which may be fertilised later to create a few embryos, or, you can fertilize the eggs right after retrieval and freeze the few embryos that develop. Either way, you will likely have the same number of potential chances at pregnancy.
There was a time, using older slow-freeze technology, when embryos survived the freezing and thawing process better than eggs because embryos are slightly less delicate. However, the introduction of vitrification (flash freezing) has largely eliminated this difference. With this state-of-the-art technique, the survival rates when freezing eggs vs freezing embryos are very similar: 90%+ of eggs and about 95% of embryos survive.
Overall, egg freezing is a practical and accessible choice that allows more women to preserve their options for the future. Ultimately, it is still your own choice!
All IVF and egg freezing appointments are outpatient procedures, which means you won't need to stay overnight at the clinics. You'll need to take some time off for your egg retrieval during the treatment. However, you can choose whether or not to take time off work for other appointments or procedures as necessary.
We offer appointment scheduling to accommodate your busy schedule.
The success rate of IVF varies depending on several factors, including age, medical history, and treatment type.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) commonly employs the intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) technique, which involves the injection of a sperm cell directly into the centre of an egg to increase the chances of fertilisation.