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.  

My favorite part of the night came at the end when I was able to chat with women individually. All of them were at different points in their fertility journey, but I could see a piece of myself in each one I spent time with:  I remember what it feels like trying to take in all that information. I remember what it feels like hoping not to be judged. I remember what it feels like being squeezed by urgency. Most of all, I remember what its like to feel alone in all of it.  

When I went through the whole egg freezing process, my best friend brilliantly reminded me (at all the perfect times, of course) that I wasn't alone.  So remember:  Just because you feel alone, doesn't mean you are.  There's always someone who's willing to walk with you. Leave a comment or send me an email, I'd love to hear about your journey!

Curious to find out more about these egg freezing happy hours? Check out EggBanxx.

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