How Hard On Your Body Is Freezing Your Eggs?
For SELF, by Korin Miller. Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe says that freezing her eggs "wasn't an easy process." Here's what you should know about what the procedure is actually like. More and more, women looking for options when it comes to their reproductive future have turned to egg freezing. In addition to the rise of “egg freezing parties” nationwide, some employers are even adding egg freezing to their benefits packages. But there are many myths about what freezing your eggs actually is like. So when former Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe recently referenced the toll that freezing her eggs has had on her body — she was quoted in a Good Morning America segment as saying that egg freezing “wasn’t an easy process” and tweeted that she was on “pain meds”; and her fiancé acknowledged her “strength &courage” in an Instagram post about her experience — it made some wonder: how hard on your body is freezing your eggs? Jaime Knopman, M.D., a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and director of fertility preservation for the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, New York, tells SELF that the actual egg freezing process is fairly straightforward. “There are many myths out there surrounding egg freezing — it is super painful, it will make me fat, and it will take several months,” she says. “These are all incorrect.” From start to finish, the egg f...
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