PRIYANKA

What a groundbreaking scientist - and one of Vogue’s 25 most influential women - says about securing her eggs.

Scientist   |   34   |   Single   |   Berkeley

Why did you freeze your eggs?

I felt like my biological clock/age was rushing me into making the wrong decisions. Freezing my eggs makes me feel empowered in a way, like I can do what I want now. And I can look for whether I really want to be with this person for the right reasons, which lets me take things slowly rather than feel like I have a timeline.

What do you wish more women know about egg freezing?

My friends feel they can have kids until 40, so why freeze if that might hamper their future fertility? But something for women to know is they’re born with all eggs they’ll have - and you’re gonna lose those eggs anyway every month! So I tell my friends, you’re gonna lose those eggs anyway so better to freeze them.

"Egg freezing feels almost like giving  women reproductive options that men have always had.

What was the highlight of your Lilia experience?

I’ve been trying to do this for two years, but I just needed a push and when I heard about Lilia I felt like I had the support I needed to do this. Lilia made me feel at ease & comfortable, because egg freezing can be a lonely journey and it can be hard and can be a bit scary - and Lilia will take care of you.

Advice for women thinking about egg freezing?

If deep down you feel you want to have biological kids, and you have the choice of freezing your eggs, I’d say just go for it. It has just put me more at ease and reduced anxiety. It has given me choice - the choice of not rushing, be it in my career, in my relationships, or even my mental health I feel.

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