This conversation has come up a bit over the last couple of weeks so I thought I’d just do a quick post regarding Chinese medicine concepts of fertility and this idea.
The main argument for social egg freezing is to keep the quality of your eggs as high as it was when you’re younger so you have the ability to fall pregnant easier later in life. It is suggested by fertility clinics specifically for women who are young and career focused, single or just not ready to have children but know they will in the future and would like eliminate any ‘age-related’ problems with falling pregnant.
How about instead, we look after our eggs in the best storage facility naturally available…your ovaries. In Chinese medicine, your Kidneys are responsible for your egg quality. The Kidney’s are most affected by daily stresses like poor sleep, poor diet, anxiety, chronic stress, working in cold environments, lack of exercise or lack of fulfillment in life in general. To maintain egg quality, you need to maintain Kidney health, which means addressing all of these concerns.
When your body is working at it’s most ideal, it is the best place to keep your eggs save and warm. But this involves some work and a change in habits on your side. Getting your health sorted and then maintaining a balanced lifestyle with a healthy diet and regular exercise will ensure that your body will take care of your eggs in the same way it will look after every other cell in your body.
I wouldn’t be trusting anyone else with this job but me.