Back to the book; here are a few of my favorite parts:
In chapter three, Finding the Best Clinic, Stephanie provides a list of 12 questions you can ask the doctor when "interviewing" fertility centers. I would say about half of the answers can be found on a clinic's website so you can have those answers before you even go to the appointment. The remaining will depend on your age and health factors, which you can discuss with the doctor directly. Of the 12 questions, I think these two are most important to remember when choosing a clinic:
- Has your clinic achieved live births from egg freezing from women my age? If so, how many?
- Based on my age and health, how many rounds of egg freezing do I need to go through?
As you know, I love hearing, reading or watching interviews about women and their reasons for freezing their eggs. Chapter seven, Interviews With Women Who Froze Their Eggs, is dedicated to just that. The only thing I noticed, which the author brings attention to, is coincidentally the majority of the women interviewed are 38 years old. I wonder if there are women in their late 20's or early 30's with an egg freezing experience to share?
Not only did Stephanie take the time to do research and share her findings in this practical guide, she experienced the egg freezing process herself! Check out the book. It's a simple and great read! Come back and share your thoughts in the comments section below.