Oocyte cryopreservation, commonly referred to as “egg freezing”, is the process by which eggs are harvested from a woman’s body and frozen for later use. Once harvested eggs are frozen, they are presumably good indefinitely, suspended in time until the women chooses to thaw them for use.
In this moving essay, Shannon M. Clark, M.D., explains why she decided egg donation was right for her—and why other women in her shoes shouldn’t feel ashamed.
Having gone through many cycles of IVF, I can say that whether its one cycle or five, stress, fear and worry can creep in and affect an otherwise stable, healthy relationship. Over the past two years I have come to know my husband in a very different way. Sometimes he knows how to help me and sometimes he doesn’t…
We tried so hard to have you, but it wasn’t meant to be. I try to have faith that everything happens for a reason, but losing something that was a part of me seems so unfair. I still find myself thinking about what it would have been like to have you, name you, hold you in my arms and watch you grow.
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