Single, childless and 40, Celia realised her best chance of having a Baby was to freeze her Eggs

Celia McBride: “My internet research found that in the UK, only 20 babies had been born to women from their own frozen eggs up to December 2012”

'I'm so glad I've frozen my eggs'
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I am sitting in a clinic in Spain. The waiting room encircles a cubed glass courtyard housing four colossal circular cacti covered in fur, like ova under a microscope. The walls are hung with contemporary art. All the canvases feature babies: gurgling smiles, downy hair, chubby wrists. Female staff in pencil skirts slink past, clipboards in hand. The leather banquettes are lined with straight and lesbian couples, mainly in their late 30s and 40s, chatting sotto voce in Spanish, German and Italian. I am the only woman here on my own. I am waiting to have my fertility tested. ”

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by Celia McBride, The Guardian, 14 Dec 2013

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