Lolo Jones is opening up about her egg-freezing journey. The Olympian, who turns 40 on Friday, August 5, shared an emotional Instagram video on Wednesday, detailing the process she’s undertaking to freeze her eggs via IVF.“I really want a family,” Jones tearfully stated in the video. “I’ve waited for my husband for so many years, and I’m just getting mad.
And I’m about to turn 40. There’s a lot of stress on me right now.”A post shared by Lolo Jones (@lolojones)Other clips in the montage showed Jones attending medical appointments — one in which doctors found “an ovarian cyst the size of a tennis ball.” An additional clip showed her getting her blood drawn to check her hormone levels while in another, she shared how she was giving herself hormone shots in preparation for her egg retrieval.“Blood work came back normal, hormone levels are normal, so we’re gonna proceed with the process of building these eggs!” the bobsledder told the camera after receiving the news that she was a good candidate for IVF.In the caption of her video, Jones shared how “terrified” she’s been during the process, feeling like she’s “running out of time to have a family.”“I originally wanted to freeze my eggs when I was in my early 30’s [sic],” the athlete wrote. “I just kept thinking I will meet my husband and things will all work out.
Well here I am almost 10 years later and it hasn’t. With my anxiety increasing daily to know if I could even have kids, I worked [with] Frame Fertility who set me up with @neil.chappell.ivfmd and @fertilityanswers.”The Iowa native went on to praise the team at the Louisiana-based reproductive service center, and further encouraged women to “check into this earlier” should they be considering having children.“NotRead more on usmagazine.com