- Gretchen Fullido excitedly shared she has decided to freeze her eggs
- At 35 years old, she’s happy she now has the option to have a baby at her own time
- She encouraged other women who are considering the procedure to just “go for it.”
Gretchen Fullido decided to undergo a procedure to freeze her egg cells.
The 35-year-old ABS-CBN entertainment news anchor excitedly shared the good news on social media. Gretchen described it as the “best decision she ever made.”
She wrote, “I’m so happy to share this news with you! I finally decided to freeze my eggs! Will document my journey and show you how I did my procedure in Victory Art Laboratory in Makati with daughter & father doctors Gia & Greg Pastorfide.”
The process of egg freezing is a type of fertility preservation. The eggs are thawed and fertilized in the laboratory to make embryos that can be placed in a woman’s uterus at the time when she is ready to be a mother.
Gretchen explained she is willing to go through the process because she wants to have a baby in her own time.
She said, “Been praying about this for a few years now and my dream finally came true! It’s the best birthday gift I can ever give to myself! Now I can take control of my life, not rush on anything and have a baby in my own time, in God’s perfect time.”
Aside from sharing her journey, Gretchen said she’s open to answer question from women who are considering egg freezing as an option.
“So excited to share my journey to all women who have been wanting to harvest their eggs,” Gretchen said; adding that she has also met other patients who shared their stories which are truly inspiring.
The TV anchor is also encouraging women to not be scared with the procedure and just “go for it.”