Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Egg Freezing Parties: All the Rage?

Have you heard of egg freezing parties? Well, it's not exactly a celebration as much as it is an egg freezing information session with food and I guess it's more like an educational happy hour. And who doesn't like happy hour, right?

Me, Susanne Rico & Lindsay Taub
When I first heard these events existed, I thought about my own egg freezing research phase and asked myself, "Would you have gone to one of these things?" The truthful answer is, "No way."  BUT now that I've had the opportunity to be a part of one, I've definitely changed my mind.

Here's the low down:  Along with a panel of three doctors available to answer questions, I was one of two ladies who shared their personal egg freezing experience with a room full of wonderful women.  A rainbow of sixty women attended -- some listened, some asked questions and some just tagged along to support a friend.  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Health Smart on KTLA

I'm excited to share that I was a part of an egg freezing piece on KTLA's Health Smart.  My interview was short, but I was happy to share why I chose to freeze my eggs.  Oh, and I really like the "Froze Her Eggs" title below my name; it made me giggle.    

Click here to check out the KTLA5 segment.  Let me know that you think!  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Egg Freezing Storage Fees: It's Time to Pay Up

Since completing the egg freezing process, I've been anxiously awaiting my first bill for storage fees.  I'm not gonna lie,  I may have called the fertility clinic a couple times to double check my billing address.  I was only slightly paranoid that my invoice was lost in the mail and the nine eggs I worked so hard to get were tragically defrosting in some dark corner of the lab....poor, little, shriveled, eggs....Of course, that's not the case and if I let it my mind wander too far, it makes up all kinds of ridiculous stories.

I finally got the invoice and I've never been so happy to pay a bill in my entire life!  From my research, I knew the average cost for storage fees ranged from $400-$600 a year.  I was pleasantly surprised to see my total amount for a year of storage....Guess how much it was?  $365.  Yep, a dollar a day to store those babies!  Totally worth it!