8. Eggs v Embryos: The Debate

This week, I delve deeper into the tricky question of whether I should freeze embryos or eggs. Dr James takes me through the success rates of both and American writer Briallen Hopper tells me about how freezing embryos impacted her dating life. Meanwhile, the European director of the world’s biggest sperm bank reveals why so many British women seek sperm from Denmark, and Sally tells me about her experience with a Danish sperm bank. I also chat to a sperm donor about how the donating process actually works (and why it’s nothing like the comedy scenes in the movies). As I’m deliberating all this, I bloat like the Michelin Man and finally get to take the trigger injection which prompts my ovaries to get ready for my operation. *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.