Freezing Your Eggs Is Complicated, Expensive, And Might Not End With A Baby

February 19, 2019

Kate Durkin froze her eggs for the same reasons so many women freeze their eggs: she found herself single and about to turn 35. Her friends were having kids and she knew she wanted a family someday, too. So Durkin saved the money, found a clinic in New York where she lives, and started the hormone injection process. She was surprised at how hands-off the treatment was, with none of the medical staff giving her a sense of how her body was responding or whether her results were good or bad. She assumed the eight eggs she froze were sufficient. “I felt good,” she said. “I thought that meant eight babies.”

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