Wednesday, September 30, 2015

USC Fertility Talks Egg Freezing and Chill

Here's a little write up from USC Fertility about my egg freezing experience and Chill!
"Her eggs were on the cover of the Los Angeles Times.  

You may recognize Jennifer Frappier, the lovely woman who decided to freeze her eggs when she was 36.  Dating but not betrothed, she opted for egg freezing and three years later has found her voice as a blogger and documentary filmmaker raising awareness for fertility preservation. 

After her initial research into egg freezing, Jennifer made and appointment with Dr. Kristin Bendikson with USC Fertility as a part of a fact-finding mission.  After learning more about the fertility treatment, Jennifer asked herself not 'Should I pursue egg freezing?' but 'Why wouldn't I?'

Why USC Fertility for Egg Freezing?

Jennifer says that her first impression was that USC Fertility is a family.  'Seeing the pictures of kids on the wall, having everyone treat me with kindness and respect, and even the woman who had taken my blood encouraged me and was part of my journey.'

Two weeks later, Jennifer started the egg freezing process.  That first cycle ended on the third day because of a dominant follicle that concerned Dr. Bendikson.  For Jennifer, the holiday season and her grandfather's health put plans on hold, but the next egg freezing cycle proceeded as planned. 

'It went super smooth -- no monster follicles!' she said.  'I felt this sense of euphoria; I was happy and excited.' She had the trigger shot, moved on to egg retrieval and woke up with 13 eggs, of which nine were mature. 

Nine were enough for Jennifer.  'I remember talking to my mom about having more eggs retrieved.  I asked myself:  Was there a number that would ever be enough?  That perspective helped me to feel content.'

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Guess Who's a Hot Film in the Making?

AWESOME NEWS: I'm excited to share that Chill has been named one of the top 20 Hot Films in the Making by From the Heart Productions. 

How cool is that?!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Chill on Australia's Sunday Night

About a month ago, I was interviewed by PJ Madam from Sunday Night to be a part of an egg freezing segment called, To Freeze or Not to Freeze.  It aired in Australia this past Sunday night!

As you know, I believe it's very important for women to be informed that egg freezing is an option, do the research and make the best choice for themselves.

I'm so grateful to continue to be a part of the conversation and share my story. Feel free to watch the full 22 minute segment below.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Chill & Motiio

A huge thank you to Motiio out of Washington, DC for creating Chill's new logo, Twitter header, updated blog design and last, but definitely not least -- a new promo.  I never thought I'd get to see myself as a cartoon, but they made it happen and I love it! Check it out!

Chill Promo from Jennifer Frappier on Vimeo.

Awesome, right?  If you like their work, be sure to follow them on Twitter @MotiioMedia