Thursday, January 28, 2016

Stephaine Stark's Egg Freezing for Every Women

I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Stephanie Stark's book Egg Freezing for Every Woman. If you're contemplating egg freezing, this book is a great place to start your research.  It's clear, concise and very informative. The facts are laid out in an organized and orderly fashion, which is awesome because the egg freezing process can feel overwhelming in the beginning. Who am I kidding? The process is an emotional roller coaster throughout.

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:
  1. Has your clinic achieved live births from egg freezing from women my age?  If so, how many? 
  2. Based on my age and health, how many rounds of egg freezing do I need to go through?
Each woman's egg freezing experience is different, but there is one funny thing we may have in common.  In chapter six, Day of Retrieval and Recovery, the Stephanie refers to a "temporary amnesia that will likely manifest itself in your asking the attending nurse the same question repeatedly."  This made me laugh out loud when I read it!  When I watched the footage from Chill (which will be done in May, by the way!), I saw myself doing this exact thing.  It was hilarious to watch myself come out of twilight sedation.  I can't wait for you to see it!

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.


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I am always on the hunt for books to assist my clients. Hopefully I'll remember to come back and post a review!

  2. When will this book be available for purchase? I'm excited to read it!

    1. It's available now on Amazon for Kindle and in Paperback!