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If you’re ready to grow your family, Gateshead Fertility is here for you. For those wishing to use their previously stored embryos, a Frozen Embryo Treatment cycle may be suitable for you. This treatment involves the transfer of thawed embryos from your previous IVF cycle, giving you the opportunity to achieve pregnancy without undergoing another complete IVF cycle.

What is involved in the procedure?

The frozen embryo replacement procedure is relatively painless, often compared to a smear test, and takes around 15 minutes in total. No anaesthetic or sedation will be necessary, and your partner can come into the theatre with you.

What are my chances of success with Frozen Embryo Treatment?

Success rates for IVF using frozen embryos have been increasing year on year, and we have an excellent embryo freezing program where over 98% of embryos frozen survive being thawed. Before you go ahead, you will be asked to give informed consent. You can change your mind at any time about using your embryos in treatment or otherwise.

To view the most up to date success rates for frozen embryo treatments, you can visit our profile on the HFEA website.

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Prices starting from £1347, exc. prescribed drugs.

Understanding treatment costs will help you to plan ahead.

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FAQ's

On average, an FET cycle takes between 3-6 weeks depending on the regime recommended by your Fertility Consultant and how you respond to any prescribed medications.

We have a small team of clinicians here at Gateshead, meaning we cannot guarantee that you can see the same doctor at each appointment as they cover other areas of the hospital.

You can watch the helpful videos linked below to remind you how to take your progesterone medication. Please refer to your treatment schedule given to you by the clinic to find out which drug regime you require.

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Once you have provided consent for your chosen treatment, an invoice is generated from our finance team. This will arrive with you in the post and will provide detailed information on how you can make payment. Please note that your invoice must be paid before you start your treatment.

Yes, you can get your Covid-19 Vaccine. The only time we wouldn’t recommend getting your vaccine is when you are undergoing a procedure. For further reading, please visit the HFEA website for guidance on the vaccine.

Patients returning to us after a gap of more than 6 months since the end of their last treatment will require a return consultation, charged at £181.


If you decide to use your frozen embryo, then a detailed costed treatment plan will be drawn up according to your own individual needs and requirements.  This plan will be an estimate of the cost of the main elements of your treatment and will help you to plan and prepare.   

At Gateshead Fertility we work hard to ensure that pricing is transparent and patients are fully informed of the costs of treatment from the outset.


The cost of a Frozen Embryo treatment cycle is £1,347 and includes the following:


– Ultrasound monitoring
– Embryology, including EmbryoGlue
– Embryo transfer under ultrasound guidance
– Pregnancy Scans
– Follow up appointment
– Counselling
– HFEA Fee



The cost of medication is not included, and can vary according to your needs. You can expect the cost to be between £75 and £350.


Occasionally, extended culture of thawed embryos may be recommended (if your embryos were frozen at Gateshead before 2014).  This carries an additional charge of £437.

If you have embryos in storage at another centre and wish to transfer your care to Gateshead Fertility, then you will need to arrange an initial consultation with one of our fertility consultants, currently charged at £259. 


We would then arrange for your embryos to be transported to Gateshead Fertility using a specialist courier.  You would need to liaise with the courier directly regarding transportation fees.