My name is Raquel and I live in New York City. I’m an artist and designer. Two years ago a friend mentioned egg freezing to me as something to think about. It took me that entire two years to decide to move forward with freezing my own eggs. I researched and debated doing egg freezing myself. My biggest hurdle was understanding that I wasn’t a “failure” because I wanted this technology, I was making the technology work for me. In the end, I did it to be an advocate for myself and my future options. With great people and medical team by my side, I learned how to be a medical advocate for myself. As women, egg freezing can be an emotional journey and be hard on your finances, but I’m glad I finally did it. At 38 years old, my clinic was able to retrieve 14 eggs with 11 eggs successfully frozen. I’m currently deciding if a second-round of egg freezing is right for me since I have left over medications and want to give myself the most opinions for success. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to be your own advocate in life.
“I learned how to be my own health advocate and make Egg Freezing work for me and my future.” –Raquel Muslin