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My Journey Part 1: Freezing

My Journey Part 1: Freezing

How many frozen eggs do I need?

March 22, 2013

Ahh… the million dollar question.  This is perhaps the most common question asked of fertility doctors and, unfortunately, one of the hardest to answer.  The simple response is the more eggs harvested the better the odds of conception.  And the younger the woman, the better the quality and quantity of healthy eggs produced.  But, how many…

My Journey Part 1: Freezing

Why I froze eggs not embryos

February 4, 2013

I read something on the Eggsurance Forum yesterday that really resonated with me.  “I’m really relieved it’s behind me, but realized the process was more emotional than physical.”  We all are so concerned with the shots and other physical aspects of the procedure that we often underestimate the emotional toll egg freezing takes. Freezing my eggs was an…

My Journey Part 1: Freezing

Using my frozen eggs

January 9, 2013

When I froze my eggs one year ago I was often asked, “so, when are you going to use them.”  I felt this was a bit intrusive.  After all, I froze my eggs to give myself some time.  I needed time to see if I would find a partner.  I needed time to understand if I…

My Journey Part 1: Freezing

One year ago today I froze my eggs

September 22, 2012

Exactly one year ago today I froze my eggs. So, I have 11 frozen 39 year old eggs on ice. Freezing my eggs made turning the big 4-0 this year a little bit easier.  Check!  That crossed one thing (a very big one) off my list of pre-40 “things to do.”  And like everything, a little…

My Journey Part 1: Freezing

Post Egg Freezing Advocacy

August 28, 2012

Advocacy [ˈædvəkəsɪ]: active support of a cause Just this week I have received 5 emails from women who want to tell their stories for Eggsurance’s ‘Women Like You’ page. What is it with egg freezing that spurs women into advocacy?  Why do we all get on our respective reproductive soapboxes once we have frozen our eggs?  You see…

My Journey Part 1: Freezing

Part 1: How did I get here? Egg freezing at 39

August 26, 2012

This is Part 1 of a guest blog series by Kate, a member of the Eggsurance Community.  Thank you, Kate, for telling your story.  Stay tuned for Part II…. …while I can make back money, I can’t make back time. It is now or never. I am writing this blog post on my 39th birthday. Next…

My Journey Part 1: Freezing

The Shift From the Emotional to Analytical

August 6, 2012

I was just emailing a woman this morning who is about to start her egg freezing protocol in early September. I ended the email with this line: “the shots, etc.. are not that tough — the hard part is dealing with the emotional stuff.” It has been almost exactly one year since I froze my eggs.…

My Journey Part 1: Freezing

Ovarian Reserve & Wilie E. Coyote

April 10, 2012

I met a women this weekend who has left the corporate world and is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life.  I explained that I had recently started Eggsurance.  This opened the floodgate of questions about egg freezing.  She said she was thinking about it, but could not afford the procedure.…

My Journey Part 1: Freezing

Vocal Women

March 29, 2012

I just finished my second interview for the “Women Like You” section of Eggsurance.  Just like my previous interviewee, Mei Mei, Amy is now a strong advocate for egg freezing education.  What is it that makes most women so vocal after freezing their eggs? I think it really comes down to the fact that we are…