By ANDREA TUCCILLO, ABC News
(NEW YORK) — Former Bachelorette star Becca Kufrin isn’t taking any chances when it comes to her fertility.
Following her split from fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen, the 30-year-old revealed in her Instagram Story this week that she’s freezing her eggs.
Kufrin and Yrigoyen appeared in season 14 of the The Bachelorette, and announced their engagement in 2018. On Sept. 1, the former Bachelorette confirmed they’d ended their engagement.
“I think it’s so important as women [that] we know about our bodies and our options,” Kufrin said. “For me, I’m not old but I’m not a spring chicken, and I want kids one day but not anytime soon, so I figure why not do it now in quarantine?”
She documented her first night of injections to begin the process on Tuesday. She plans to share the whole journey for her followers.
Egg freezing is a process that can help to preserve a woman’s fertility, according to the Mayo Clinic. During the process, eggs are harvested from a patient’s ovaries and frozen for use at a later time through in vitro fertilization.
Depending on the age of the patient at the time of egg freezing, the chances of becoming pregnant after a frozen egg is implanted are about 30% to 60%, the Mayo Clinic reported. The older a patient is at the time of egg freezing, the lower the likelihood that it will result in a live birth.
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