Eggs Unscrambled: Making Sense of Egg Freezing, Fertility, and the Truth about Your Reproductive Years

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Everything you need to know about egg freezing . . . because your most productive years coincide with your most reproductive years.

“I have plenty of time to think about having kids . . .”
“I’ve always liked the idea of having kids, but I never met the right partner . . . ”
“Can’t I freeze my eggs later . . . ?”

Sound familiar?

Eggs Unscrambled is the girlfriend’s guide to everything you need to know about your reproductive options, especially the groundbreaking technology that has revolutionized the modern woman’s life: oocyte cryopreservation. With the help of NYU Langone Fertility Center’s Dr. Nicole Noyes and Dr. Sarah Druckenmiller, Fischer debunks common misconceptions about fertility, offers no-nonsense details of the egg freezing process, and lays out a real plan to help you make important life-changing decisions in an informed way.

THE TRUTH:
—The number of eggs in a woman’s ovaries peaks while she is still in the womb, and it is all downhill from there!
—Women only spend about twelve minutes every year talking to their gynecologists.
—Men have a biological clock, too.

THE LIES:
—Getting pregnant is easy.
—Prince Charming will come, one day.
—You have all the time in the world—even into your forties—to get pregnant.

THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
—At what age should you start considering egg freezing?
—Are you willing to be a single mom?
—Can you afford the expensive procedure?
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About the author

Agnes Fischer, an advertising executive in New York City, spent her twenties and early thirties avoiding pregnancy, assuming there would be plenty of time for marriage and babies. At thirty-six, she froze her eggs to preserve her chance of motherhood. Fischer created the blog FrozenPlease.com to chronicle her personal experiences with egg freezing and to create conversations about fertility awareness.
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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Apr 25, 2017
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781682450666
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Infertility
Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth
Health & Fitness / Women's Health
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Infertility can make women - and their partners - feel completely powerless. This clear, perceptive and incredibly helpful book enables women to empower themselves to not only deal with infertility but navigate the often difficult and confusing path through IVF.

Written by experienced counsellor Claire Hall and fertility expert Dr Devora Lieberman, Empowered Fertility is a practical guide for women to help them cope with their psychological wellbeing, their emotions, family and friends and their attitudes during a very difficult time. It contains clearly structured and expressed information and offers women practical steps to assist them as they go through the experience of and treatment for infertility.

The steps are:
1. How Did You Get Here?
2. Accepting What Is
3. Letting Go of Expectations
4. Feeling a Bit Off-Kilter?
5. A Conversation with Fear
6. Releasing Control
7. Building Your Emotional Toolkit
8. Handling Family and Friends
9. Relationship Bumps
10. Moving Forward
11. When Enough is Enough
12. Embracing

The reader can work through at their own pace, making use of the coaching tools and exercises to help with each step. For readers who are starting or in the midst of IVF treatment, the last section of the book forms an IVF Cycle Handbook, to guide women through their experience.

Included in the handbook:
Milestone 1: The Injection Phase
Milestone 2: The Egg Collection
Milestone 3: The Embryo Transfer
Milestone 4: The Waiting Game
Milestone 5: Taking the Test

The book concludes with a list of resources for readers who seek more information, and includes online resources for Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

Claire Hall (Author)
Claire Hall is a counsellor/life coach who writes a variety of coaching articles that have been published in several popular magazines, including Wellbeing and Cosmopolitan. She also writes and delivers tailored workshops and presentations on a broad range of topics.

Dr Devora Lieberman (Author)
Devora Lieberman joined Genea in 2003, when it was still called Sydney IVF. Prior to that, Devora had spent 3 years as Associate Medical Director, Women's Health at Organon (now part of MSD). Devora now devotes most of her clinical work to infertility and miscarriage management. Devora has also been a clinician in the Menopause Clinic at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital since her arrival in Australia in 1998. She served as President of Family Planning NSW from June 2003 to March 2014. She became a Director of Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia in 2003, and served as its President from 2006-2008. Devora has also been a Director of the Board of the Fertility Society of Australia from 2005-2013, and held the office of Vice President from 2007-2009.
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