9. Collection Day

The big day’s here as, after a month of drugs, I head to the Lister to have my eggs collected. After much discussion over the hospital’s lunch menu, I’m wheeled into theatre and finally discover how many eggs I've got. There’s then a slight post-operation crisis and a LOT of tears before I’m taken home by the world’s loveliest Uber driver. I also chat to Sally Nabanja about her traumatic experience post-egg collection, discuss Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome, and keep producer Hannah up to date with how I feel in the days following the operation. Plus, a chat with Rachel Crute, who froze her eggs ahead of radiotherapy and now has a very sweet three-year-old who makes a cameo appearance…*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.