Guest Blog by Brigitte Adams, Founder of Eggsurance, everything egg freezing, the only non clinic-related egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) education & community site.
I always imagined that I would be a mom someday. Over the years, I accumulated a library of children’s books ranging from Dr. Seuss to Goodnight Moon. My first communion dress is wrapped in tissue paper and stored in a box for my daughter. I even have names picked out for a boy and a girl. However, after one divorce, three career changes, four moves and many bad dates, I found myself at 38, still single, still childless and still hopeful.
I never imagined I would be a candidate for egg freezing. Like many women, I just assumed that since I looked younger than my age, exercised and ate well that I must have a healthy supply of eggs. I just kept thinking that I had more time. When I finally looked into egg freezing I was surprised to learn that by 40 only 3% of your eggs remain. As a type-A, I felt helpless that I had no control over my reproductive future.
Given the tremendous strides in egg vitrification technology, I quickly decided to freeze my eggs. I now have eleven eggs on ice in a lab in Colorado waiting for me to retrieve them. And a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Although I don’t know what the future holds, I am no longer fixated on meeting Mr. Right and I am calmer and more optimistic.
After my procedure, I became very vocal and passionate about fertility education. I also realized that other women, like myself, were not educated about their fertility options. Soon I decided to create Eggsurance (www.eggsurance.com). Our mission is to build a safe and welcoming community for women to learn, share and discuss all things egg freezing. We look forward to your visit!