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.
At 38, Brigitte Adams froze 11 eggs in hopes of becoming a mother one day. Frustrated by the lack of information about egg freezing available to women, she started Eggsurance, a website that offers guidance and clinic reviews.
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.