I am on day 9 of my egg freezing journey and absolutely feeling all associated emotions. I am almost 35, still single, and at the height of my big law career. While I’m grateful and blessed to be in this journey, I’m feeling so much emotionally and physically. Any coping tips? My stomach feels so heavy (doc saw 36 eggs on Monday - though of course all aren’t and won’t mature). Doc also told me to refrain from heating pads which have been my best friend through all this 😭 would 💕 any/all insight!

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You are doing great with the number of follicles! Hang on there for a few days! Almost there, sister!

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Totally normal! I felt like I was carrying around 2 bowling balls instead of ovaries at the end.

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Good for you!!!! While egg freezing is quite the process, I found it empowering because I can’t control my dating life but this was something proactive I could do.

Give yourself some grace, buy a cute pair of pjs and order some really good delivery food.

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Thank you so much!! Your post means a lot! I’m trying to give myself grace with respect to my work productivity. I’ve been doing much less than I thought I would do but I just don’t have the energy or focus! And I’m realizing that THAT is ok!

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I’m also 35 and about to start egg freezing process!🙌 Wish you best of luck! You’re doing great & it will be over really fast!

I’ve been using heating pad for my lower back because of injury. Should I avoid if this has negative effect on fertility especially before I start egg freezing process?

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Not a doc but back should be fine. You just don’t want any extra heat on the egg area. Also applies to early pregnancy.

Girl, you got this. The days during stims seem to drag on, and with the big retrieval at the end anxiety can build, but I promise it will be over before you know it and you will be SO damn glad you did all this. Your future self is cheering you on right now!!!!!

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Yes I’m definitely feeling anxiety about the outcome, but I’m trying to manage my stress!Thank you so much for this encouragement!! Your response made my day!!! 🥹

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Wow that is a lot of follicles haha - I'm 33 and on day 7 :) also feeling extremely emotional and extremely bored, which is a weird combination.

I just keep reminding myself that this is an investment in me and I'm truly so lucky to be able to have the time and benefits/funds to create more agency for myself.

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I had to cancel my first cycle as my follicles (though good in number (16+, 33 yo)) didn’t grow at the same pace 🙁

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