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Top egg freezing myths busted: What you actually need to know

In Features, Motherhood, Pregnancy + Birth, Stories, Wellness by Nicole Fuge

If you’ve ever considered egg freezing or even just heard about it in passing, chances are you’ve encountered some wild myths along the way.

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Let’s talk about egg freezing, and sift through the fiction to get to the facts, shall we? Buckle up for a myth-busting journey that’ll leave you feeling empowered and informed about your fertility options.


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Myth 1: Egg Freezing is Just for High-Flying Career Gals

Okay, let’s squash this one right out of the gate! Sure, egg freezing can be a game-changer for career-minded women, but it’s not the exclusive club some people make it out to be. Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder, battling health issues, or still searching for Mr. Right, egg freezing could be your fertility superhero.

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Myth 2: It is Only for the Over-the-Hill Crew

Think egg freezing is only for the thirty-somethings desperately clinging to their biological clocks? Think again. Age ain’t nothing but a number, honey. Freezing your eggs early doors can give you a leg up on Mother Nature and boost your odds of conceiving down the line.

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Myth 3: It Guarantees a Bumper Crop of Babies

Wouldn’t it be nice if egg freezing came with a guarantee of a bundle of joy in the future? Sadly, it’s not quite that straightforward. While it can up your chances of hitting the baby jackpot, it’s not a sure thing. Success rates vary, so it’s essential to manage expectations and keep it real.

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Myth 4: It’s Risk-Free Fun

Newsflash: There’s no such thing as a risk-free ride, especially when it comes to medical procedures. While egg retrieval is generally safe, there can be bumps in the road like ovarian hyperstimulation or anaesthesia hiccups. It’s all about weighing up the pros and cons and having a frank convo with your doc.

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Myth 5: It is a Bank-Breaker

Sure, egg freezing used to be the preserve of the rich and famous, but times are a-changin’, ladies. With more clinics offering payment plans and some workplaces ponying up for fertility perks, egg freezing is becoming more accessible than ever. Don’t let the price tag scare you off!

Myth 6: It Puts Parenthood on Pause

Let’s get one thing straight: egg freezing isn’t about hitting snooze on your biological clock. It’s about taking charge of your fertility journey and having options in your back pocket for when the time is right. It’s all about empowerment, not procrastination.

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Myth 7: It’s Taboo Talk

Last but not least, let’s bust the myth that egg freezing is something we should whisper about in hushed tones. We’re flipping the script on fertility stigma, one conversation at a time. Your reproductive health is nothing to be ashamed of, darling. Own your choices and shout them from the rooftops!

So there you have it, ladies. Armed with the truth, you can navigate the egg freezing maze with confidence and clarity. Remember, your fertility journey is uniquely yours, so own it, celebrate it, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Here’s to smashing myths and taking charge of our futures.

Disclaimer: No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical or health advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional. Please refer to our Medical and Health Disclaimer for further information.

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