Last week, we heard from Andrea Silenzi, who’s single, in her early 30s, and wants to be a mom—but doesn’t have a plan on how to get there. This week we talk to a woman who *does* have a plan: egg freezing.
My friend Sahar has a wonderfully wry sense of humor (see Instagram samples below, along with her captions).
I always enjoy hearing Sahar’s perspective on the world. And so I was thrilled when she told me she wanted to come on the show and walk me through the process of getting her eggs frozen.
So far, the closest Sahar has gotten to parenthood is caring for her elderly chihuahua, Frankie. And Frankie was there for her when she came home with thousands of dollars worth of drugs that she needed to self-inject in order to prepare for… the egg harvest. Yes, that’s what they really call it.
Tune in to find out if egg freezing turns out to be the solid backup plan Sahar is seeking.
More on Egg Freezing
Our pals behind the great website FertilityIQ have done a ton of research on egg freezing, as well as all things fertility related. If you’re considering freezing your eggs, here are some resources from them to get you started. And to find a doctor or clinic near you, use their handy search tool.
And here’s an NPR story on how some Silicon Valley companies are offering an egg-freezing benefit to their employees.
What measures have you taken to manage YOUR ticking biological clock?
Maybe you’ve frozen your eggs? Maybe you’re thinking about it? Comments, please!
Correction: In this episode, we originally said Clytemnestra was a Greek goddess. She was actually the human wife of Agamemnon.