Shortly after I turned 35 in June of 2010, I went through the process of freezing my eggs with Dr. Schoolcraft at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM). I didn’t personally know any other woman who had frozen their eggs, so leading up to the procedure I was on my own to self educate. Since completing the procedure, I have been overwhelmed by the curiosity of everyone around me. It’s shocking how often I find myself at some social function with a captive audience as I discuss the sixteen little eggs I have sitting in a freezer in Denver. Very few people know this option exists.
There is a huge lack of information about this subject. If you were to go to amazon.com right now, the only thing that would come up about egg freezing are some magazine articles. What the general population isn’t aware of is that the science behind egg freezing has dramatically changed in the last five years. Most women that I have spoken to are still under the impression that the process has a very low success rate. That was true five years ago. Not so anymore.
In my observations, women hear what the cost of the procedure is and that they would have to give themselves hormone injections and literally throw their hands in the air and say no way! But the minute I explain to them that a bikini wax is far more painful than these little shots you inject into a pinch of belly fat, I suddenly have their attention and they want to learn more. My goal in setting up this website is to help women become more educated on their own fertility so they can asses whether egg freezing is the right choice for them!
Jennifer has lived in Telluride Colorado for ten years but spends a lot of time out East with her family in Darien Connecticut where she grew up. In Telluride she owns her own business called The Sweet Life which is a 50′s style diner offering burgers, homemade ice cream, candy, cupcakes and much more! For more information, please visit www.thesweetlifeinc.com or www.facebook.com/thesweetlifeinc