Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO of the dating app, The League, characterized as a dating app targeted at ambitious professionals, added a unique (and pretty awesome) feature to the dating app after getting her fertility measured and considering egg freezing herself. In addition to helping potential “power couples” connect, a new feature on the app allows women to discuss freezing their eggs with other women. Watch the interview.
A Fertility Snapshot
Bradford took CNN Tech behind the scenes for a consultation with her physician and together they looked at her antral follicle count (AFC). A follicle is what can be considered a resting egg and each month only one follicle matures to become an egg. The AFC is performed through an ultrasound and allows the physician to count the small resting (antral) follicles, which gives the physician a snapshot of the patient’s ovarian reserve. At Shady Grove Fertility, the AFC is one part of ovarian reserve testing. We also measure a woman’s current fertility through a simple blood test to assess her anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) level, which has been found to be one of the best predictors of female fertility. Learn more about ovarian reserve testing.
Connection between Egg Freezing and Dating
Bradford says it may seem contradictory, but freezing eggs allows women to extend the biological clock and prioritize their career. About freezing her eggs, Bradford concludes the interview by saying “I do think having that knowledge is power and now I know where I stand. You can look at the probability at getting pregnant and how that declines over time, and you can really make decisions if egg freezing is right for you.”
Bradford also shares that now that she knows how many eggs she has, she knows she needs to freeze within the next year.
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