Bachelorette fans, if you haven’t heard already, you’re in for a treat! Former star of the Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, is changing the conversation about egg freezing. If you aren’t a fan of the Bachelorette, or haven’t been keeping up with the former Bachelorette and her now fiancé, Shawn Booth, Bristowe has been excitedly sharing about her experience with egg freezing. Last week, Bristowe spoke to Good Morning America why she decided to freeze her eggs.
Her story has since hit online new outlets aplenty including articles in Today.com and Romper—all of which have featured Bristowe’s story, her advice, as well as success rates using frozen eggs from SGF.
3 Reasons Bristowe Shared Why Egg Freezing is Valuable
Bristowe shared that she is looking at egg freezing as a backup plan and there is nothing wrong with her health. As shared on Romper, Twitter, and a former interview with People, these are three reasons Bristowe finds egg freezing valuable:
- To take control of your future
“As a woman there’s always pressure to have babies, and this puts my mind at ease for when I’m ”
- To give yourself the freedom to change your mind
As shared on Romper, “The idea of family is more exciting to us than planning a wedding…we know we’re going to get married, but we’re really pumped to start a family! I don’t feel like there is a specific order we have to go in.”
- To take the pressure off to have kids before you are ready
“I think a lot of women feel pressure to have kids, especially when you get engaged—‘When’s the wedding?’ and ‘When are you gonna have babies?’ And for me, I’m like, I don’t want that pressure on myself.”
How many babies can you have using frozen eggs?
At Shady Grove Fertility, we discuss family building goals with each patient—that is, how many children you want, and when. Before that conversation can happen for women who are freezing their eggs, though, the first step is to test their current fertility. The information provided from fertility testing allows you to have a meaningful conversation with your fertility specialist to set realistic expectations and goals to determine how many eggs you should freeze depending on how many children you may want.
A woman’s age, her medical history, and her current fertility (evaluated through fertility testing) determines the number of eggs she should freeze to have one, two, or three children. A recent SGF study published in Fertility and Sterility outlined the number of eggs needed based on a woman’s age.
If you freeze 30 eggs at Shady Grove Fertility, what is the chance you will take home two babies?
Women ages 30 to 34 have above a 90 percent chance of taking home one baby, a 70 percent chance of taking home two babies, and about a 40 percent chance of taking home three babies.
Women ages 35 to 37 have just under a 90 percent chance of taking home one baby, about a 65 percent chance of taking home two babies, and just under a 40 percent chance of taking home three babies.
Read more about the study published in Fertility and Sterility.
To learn more about egg freezing at Shady Grove Fertility, call 1.877.411.9292 or attend one of the upcoming webinars.
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