Has anyone questioned their choice of partner leading up to the egg retrieval process? Mine has been really unsupportive lately. Got mad and said we should split up last week, keeps calling me crabby from the hormones, etc. It’s to the point I want to see if I can just keep my eggs on ice since I’m going through the process anyways and move on with my life. My best friend told me not to make any huge life changes. Is this amount of mood swings normal?

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I agree with not making huge life changes right now, but it’s definitely worth thinking about and discussing seriously with your SO. Egg freezing is minor compared to how pregnancy, childbirth, and raising children will impact your body and mind. If he can’t be the supportive and active partner you need now, that’s a serious red flag for your future together. Especially considering he mentioned splitting up. Maybe he was frustrated and spoke in anger but he needs to step up and better manage his reactions, particularly given the load you are carrying (quite literally).

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I found myself in a very similar situation leading up to my first egg retrieval, and I found the support I got from folks in this bowl to be so, so helpful in that really difficult time. Sharing my thread below so you can also benefit from the support and advice I got. For what it’s worth, as tough as that time was, I decided to stay the course, freeze embryos, and ultimately proceed with IVF. I am so glad I did. We’re in a much better place now, and while things are never perfect, he’s growing into a very supportive partner. 15 weeks pregnant now, and I have zero regrets about how I handled this. https://joinfishbowl.com/post_rxxfsnzw5k

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Thank you so much. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I’ll cross my fingers that I have the same luck as you.

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I’m sorry you’re going through this. While I don’t know your exact situation my suggestion would be to freeze your eggs (not embryos) and that way you can go forward without your partner in the future should you choose to do that.

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A part of me is seriously questioning whether there is any future with someone who is so unsupportive while I’m going through so many physical changes for us.

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