Lolo Jones is opening up about her decision to freeze her eggs and her fertility journey. She is one of the few Olympians who have taken part in both summer and winter competitions.
Throughout her successful career as a track star, Lolo has bagged many Olympic medals in her kitty, but there is one thing that Lolo still needs to tick off her list. One thing that she has wanted for a long time, is to be a mother.
Lolo shared her fertility struggles on social media
On Wednesday, the bobsledder took to her Instagram to share more details about her decision of freezing her eggs. She posted an emotional video of herself on the social media platform Instagram.
Lolo said, “Terrified. 15 days before I turned 40. nothing has scared me more than feeling like I’m running out of time to have a family. I originally wanted to freeze my eggs when I was in my early 30’s. I just kept thinking I will meet my husband and things will all work out.”
Jones further added, “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 Frame Fertility who set me up with @neil.chappell.ivfmd and @fertilityanswers.”
The athlete continued, “If you know you want to start a family but just can’t do it now maybe for career reasons or you don’t have a husband look into freezing your eggs.”
Why has Lolo opted for the decision of freezing her eggs?
The Olympian went on to say that she decided to freeze her eggs in the hopes of starting a family in the future. She also revealed that during the initial days of her fertility treatment she found out that she had an ovarian cyst the size of a tennis ball.
Lolo stated that her AMH levels were still high. For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you that a person’s AMH or antimullerian hormone represent their egg count. Higher AMH levels mean higher eggs meanwhile, lower AMH levels mean fewer eggs.
Jones was glad to know that her AMH levels were high and continued, “They first checked my AMH levels which showed I had a great egg reserve for my age! 3.2!! Praise God SHE’s FERTILE 🙌🏽🙌🏽 so now that I looked eligible to start the egg freezing process my journey began.”
Lolo plans to keep her fans updated about her journey
Yes, you read that right. By sharing her fertility struggles, Jones is motivating other women to be proactive about their reproductive health, especially if starting a family is something of utmost importance to them.
Lolo said that she will continue to share her journey with her fans on social media and she can’t wait to share the end of the journey with her well-wishers.
We just want to say, you are so strong, Lolo. Sending lots of love, and good vibes your way. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.