Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart detail fertility journey to ‘normalize’ egg freezing
Seattle Storm superstars Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird had some unexpected time off after their 2018 WNBA championship. So they froze their eggs while rehabbing injuries that kept them away from the game.
The teammates, who are nearly 15 years apart, detailed their fertility process to the Washington Post’s Ava Wallace to “normalize” the procedure and options available for women athletes.
Egg freezing is used to save a woman’s eggs for use in the future. It’s usually used for women who have a condition that can affect fertility, are going through chemotherapy for cancer or are using in vitro fertilization. Elective egg freezing is also an option for young women to delay having children until later, when their career is established or when they’ve met a partner later in life.
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