7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Freezing My Eggs

    Here's how much egg freezing costs, what it feels like, and a bunch of other things I learned while going through it.

    Last February, I decided to freeze my eggs.

    If you’re considering egg freezing, here are the 7 things I wish I had known — and that you should consider — before taking the plunge.

    1. Your frozen eggs may result in a real-life baby. But don’t count on it.

    2. There will be blood. And needles. And DIY home chemistry involving strange solvents and powders and stuff that can all be very frightening. Prepare yourself.

    3. Health risks and complications are uncommon — but they do happen. And some of them can be life-threatening.

    4. Egg freezing is a lonely, emotionally taxing process. There will be moments of “Is this my life, now?” reckoning. Don’t be afraid to lean on friends, family, and community to help you through it.

    5. If you don’t want to be pregnant now, but there’s a sperm you’re not mad at — consider freezing embryos (fertilized eggs) instead of eggs.

    6. During the hormone treatment, it’s normal for your emotions to be all over the place. Don’t let it scare you. But don’t do anything you’ll regret.

    7. Finally: this sh*t is EXPENSIVE!

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