‘It Was the Best Present ever’
For Christine Quigless, 34, patient of fertility clinic Progyny Egg Freezing, freezing her eggs has changed everything.
‘After a friend miscarried several times, she encouraged me to get my eggs checked. At the time i was and healthy, so when the results revealed my eggs were aged 40, i was shell-shocked. i realised egg freezing was the answer, but when i sat down and looked at the cost i knew it would take me at least a year to save that, but i couldn’t wait. then my mum and sister offered to pay as a christmas present, i was overwhelmed – it meant i could start the process straight away. i ended up having 10 eggs to freeze – more than my doctor thought i’d be able to – and i’m so relieved. i’ve basically been gifted with the chance of having a baby and that’s worth everything to me.’