6. You’re Cordially Invited to an Egg Freezing Party

It’s the hottest day of the year in the UK and the side effects of my injections kick in (hello, heart palpitations, how relaxing). Meanwhile, I investigate egg freezing in other countries, discuss fertility ‘tourism’ and the idea of visiting Thailand or Mexico for the treatment. I talk to Hong-Kong doctor Lucy Lord about a controversial egg freezing case in China, where women can only freeze their eggs if they're married. Plus, a chat with California’s ‘Egg Whisperer’, Dr Aimee Eyvazzadeh, about egg freezing parties and the Kardashians' impact on the egg freezing industry.*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.