For anyone on the IVF journey, your frozen embryos are your lifeline if you want more children down the line. Embryo freezing gives you more chances to fall pregnant later, without having to do another cycle of hormone stimulation.
But what happens when, for whatever reason - maybe you’ve gone through a divorce or you’ve completed your family - and now you no longer need those embryos? What do you do or, better yet, what can you do with them?
Our guest today, Amy, went through this and she admittedly didn’t really know how to deal with it, so she paid the storage fees for years before making a decision...
To Amy for coming on the show and sharing her family's story!
Host: Leigh Campbell
Guest: Dr Manuela Toledo, Fertility Specialist at Tas IVF
Producers: Mikayla Floriano
Executive Producer: Madeline Joannou
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Get Me Pregnant is a podcast by Mamamia made in partnership with IVF Australia, Melbourne IVF, Queensland Fertility Group and TasIVF.
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