Over the past decade, egg freezing has become an increasingly popular option for women who want to preserve their fertility. But when it’s time to use those eggs, things don’t always work out as planned. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports for TODAY.
Fi Glover speaks to women who have frozen their eggs – both privately and through a company scheme. She follows the experience of Brigitte Adams, a marketing executive who froze her eggs at 39 and is about to have one of them fertilized and implanted at 45.
But as Adams, who went on to found Eggsurance, an egg-freezing education site, tells us, things don’t always go according to plan. She gets granular on the process and educates us on the emotional, physical and financial costs.
Brigitte Adams an egg freezing advocate and founder of the patient forum Eggsurance.com, said the benefit demonstrates that companies are investing in women and supporting them in carving out the lives they want.
Brigitte Adams started a community forum called Eggsurance, where women can share information about the procedure. Adams paid for the procedure herself. “I froze my eggs at 39,” she says, “and there was nothing out there that was specific to egg-freezing.”
Brigitte Adams froze her eggs way before it was trendy. Soon after, Adams launched Eggsurance, an online egg freezing forum, so that other women could research the option more easily. The site was a hit.