“I’ve frozen my eggs as an in­sur­ance pol­icy”

Glamour (South Africa) - - Life -

Emma, 36, sin­gle “I re­ally want kids, but haven’t met the right per­son to have them with. A few years ago, I dis­cov­ered that a hor­mone im­bal­ance meant it would be hard for me to get preg­nant, be­cause my eggs weren’t de­vel­op­ing prop­erly. I de­cided to have IVF to stim­u­late the eggs’ growth, then they were re­moved and frozen. It was hideous, but I’m so re­lieved that I have this in­sur­ance pol­icy. My ideal sce­nario is to find a part­ner, get mar­ried and use the eggs to have chil­dren. It’s an is­sue that hangs over my dat­ing life, but the good thing about on­line dat­ing is that your views on kids are on your pro­file, so you can weed out peo­ple in­stantly. I don’t tell peo­ple straight away about my frozen eggs, in case they run a mile! If I don’t meet some­one, I’ll con­sider us­ing donor sperm. I’ve given my­self two years be­fore I make a de­ci­sion.”

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