“What Do I Have To Lose?” Angela Rye Explains Decision To Freeze Her Eggs
In recent years, a number of high-profile women have shared their decision to freeze their eggs and attorney and political analyst Angela Rye is the latest to share her fertility journey with the public.
Rye appeared on The Real today to discuss her BET News Special which aired after Donald Trump’s State of the Union address January 31 and she also opened up about her personal life, specifically why she froze her eggs the day before the Women’s March.
“Yes! I did!,” she told the talk show’s co-hosts. “I’m 38, I’m old, just don’t let the silky hair fool you. So, 38, it was just time. It was a process I looked into when I was 35 and I got scared because my egg reserve number was low… And so they were telling me that I’d have to go through multiple cycles which was expensive and I just got scared. And so now I’m like, ‘Uhhh… what do I have to lose?’ You know. So I really wanted to go and do that.”
Rye went on to explain she found the process extremely emotional — and a little scary — which is why she wants to share her journey with other women so they know how to prepare.
“I recorded a lot of the footage, and I’m hoping that I’ll use it to inspire women because it was scary – I hate needles, so I had somebody come do the shots — I was like, ‘Somebody’s going to have to come do this for me!’ But it was a really emotional experience, I didn’t cry a lot, but I felt so connected with my body, trying to create an environment where there weren’t going to be stressed out eggs. Somebody that’s like a big sister to me was like, ‘Don’t have stressed out eggs!’”
Despite taking the leap to freeze her eggs, Rye did admit she’s not completely sure she’s ready for motherhood, just yet, saying, “You know, Loni, as I get older, I’m a little more nervous about that! I have six godkids…But I definitely want the option, I don’t want to foreclose on an option.”
Sounds like she made the right move.