You want to freeze your eggs? Good for you! Way to take charge of your reproductive potential and plan for your future. It is liberating and exciting to do so, but can also be a very involved process and stressful time in your life. You need to educate yourself and go in with eyes wide open.
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.
On the eve of my fertile window, I am full of apprehension. I know that trying to conceive often conjures up all sorts of emotions and even a visceral response not only for me but for so many women. Even though I know I am not alone, part of my experience does feel very lonely and often misunderstood.
Here’s my guide to avoiding fertility faux pas and getting real answers.
For the past 10+ years I’ve been retrieving eggs for people. A process that if you’re a new patient, can be daunting. You may be wondering, what exactly is involved?