Determining whether to freeze your eggs is a difficult and personal decision. Yet there are important facts available that can guide you.
I don’t know about you, but my social media feed is filled with messages about how women must freeze eggs to preserve their fertility. I decided to investigate this topic by attending seminars, listening to various organizations’ pitches, and speaking to Reproductive Endocrinologists (REIs) and patients.
First, it is important to know where I’m coming from. I have dealt with infertility for several years and have seen 10 of the best REIs in the country. I come from the biopharma industry and have been monitoring and assessing the industry. I’ve become frustrated by the marketing angle that has taken over the industry, causing misinformation or half-truths to be available.
So what are the egg freezing facts?
We all want an answer
When it comes to our fertility, we must come to terms with the fact that each of us is different and there is no answer. Instead, it is extremely important we focus our efforts to get to know our body, understand the facts, and partner with a great team (i.e., REI, acupuncturist, friends, support group).