7. What if it Doesn't Work?

I get a reality check in this episode, speaking to two women who froze their eggs and didn't end up with babies from them once they were thawed and fertilised. Both Sally Nabanja and Alice Mann talk very openly and honestly about the sadness at realising their treatment hadn’t worked, and it makes me wonder whether it’s worth the risk. Meanwhile, my hormone injections continue to make me behave in unusual ways, including eyeing up a load of local dads in the park. In other big news, I also treat myself to the world’s best sandwich.  You can read Alice's blog, Egged On Blog, at eggedonblog.com*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.