Sophia Money-Coutts on freezing her eggs and why she doesn't want anyone's pity
I don’t know about you but the pandemic made me really assess what was important to me and what I wanted to change about my life, but now as it drags on, I can feel my head sinking back into the sand. Early in the pandemic when someone mentioned that the vaccine could take one to two years to develop and roll-out, the immediate terrifying thought I had was that this could really affect my chances of being a mother. There is a phrase ‘it weighed heavy on my heart’ and that is exactly how it felt. Sometimes it was like a dull weight on my chest and other times it bubbled up into full blown panic. I found it very hard to talk about.
Now it’s been around a year and a half, the panic has eased and I’m back to being in total denial (“It will be fine… I’ll figure it out in the future” etc etc). Of course there are still moments where The Fear threatens to overcome me but most of the time I can push it down, stick my fingers in my ears and say to myself: “La la la la, it’s not happening.”
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