2. Let’s Talk About Eggs, Baby

The stigma around egg freezing is a very real thing, and something I've felt first-hand. In this episode, I talk to three women who've had very different experiences of it - Love Island's Amy Hart, Reem Mehanna who shocked her home country of Egypt when she announced she’d frozen her eggs in 2019, and Reniqua Allen-Lamphere, American author of a brilliant New York Times article entitled "Is Egg Freezing Only for White Women?" I also start the first stage of my egg freezing treatment - a nasal spray that proves tricky to get to grips with.*This podcast is not to replace medical advice. Always speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about your fertility or treatment*Freezing Time is written and produced by Hannah Varrall and Sophia Money-Coutts, and created by OffScript. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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All you ever wanted to know (and probably a few bits that you didn’t) about egg freezing. What does it involve? What are the success rates? Will the hormones make me sad? And is it really true that a woman’s ovaries swell to the size of melons? Writer and host Sophia Money-Coutts is 35, single and having her eggs frozen. In this podcast, she shares her audio diaries of the whole process, from choosing a fertility clinic to the operation itself, along with the ups (and downs) of undergoing an emotional and hormonal procedure. She also investigates the science behind egg freezing and its rapid growth in popularity, and speaks to fertility experts and women who’ve gone through freezing about their experience of the procedure. Plus, she has the odd chat with her mum. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.