I decided to freeze my eggs. (This is also called preserving fertility or cryopreservation of eggs or selective freezing of eggs.) After I really struggled with whether I should do it – the other day I had this moment with a light bulb and I realized that I should go for it. (I will share what made me decide to do it soon!)
I want to document this process as I am going through a kind of egg freezing diary. I know that this topic is not for everyone. But I know that this can really help many girls think about whether they should freeze their eggs, and those who decide to go for it, but want to know what it is. If you are not a target audience for this – please be kind and just scroll through.
I started Run Eat Repeat to document the preparation for my first marathon. I used to document my run, workouts, and food step by step — mostly a diary of running and eating about good and bad. At some level I am doing this life style with this process.
But since this is real life – my real life, body and emotions … it will not be carefully edited or pre-written and edited 26 times before I send a message. (It’s not that I’m doing it now — I just feel that the atmosphere of blogs and social networks is super strategic now, and this is not how RER works.)
It's me. And I … imperfect, loud, scared, and not a doctor, random, I study and just try my best. So if you want to follow … great! And if you don’t … that’s good too (but I’ll tell Diego that you hate dogs).
I first started thinking about freezing eggs more than a year ago. I went to two different fertility doctors for a consultation. I had a good experience with both of them. I had a vaginal ultrasound at both techniques, and my follicles looked good — it looked like I had a lot of follicles that showed you had enough eggs. Therefore, I used this information to think about everything.
To day is the first day Operation: red eggs on iceI cannot decide whether this should be an operation: red eggs with or without ice … TBD.
I wrote down a short check after my meeting. I will be back soon with more information on the process steps.
Step 1 – Reception of the doctor with ultrasound of the vagina. You start the process after a week of your period. So when I started my period, I called the doctor’s office and said that I wanted to move on. It was on Friday, so we made an appointment on Monday to start a cycle that would freeze my eggs.
Here is a short video right after my meeting …
Let me know if you have any questions. Or, if you have already gone through this process – share any tips. Thank!
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