Sexologist Nikki Goldstein says single women should freeze eggs to take pressure off dating

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Sexologist Nikki Goldstein says single women should freeze eggs to take pressure off dating

  • Dr Nikki Goldstein is a prominent sexologist and relationship guru
  • She froze her eggs last year in the hope of one day falling pregnant
  • It has taken the pressure off finding Mr Right straight away, she said
  • She said: 'It gives you a bit more time to get to know someone'

By Steven Trask For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:50 EST, 21 September 2016 | Updated: 21:56 EST, 21 September 2016

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Single women worried about finding Mr Right before getting too old should freeze their eggs as they dive into dating, a prominent sexologist has said.

Dr Nikki Goldstein, 30, froze her eggs nearly a year ago and said the procedure had given a new lease on her love life.

With an admitted preference for older men, Dr Goldstein said being frank with her dates about having her eggs frozen took a lot of pressure off budding romances.

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Liberating: Dr Nikki Goldstein said freezing her eggs took the pressure off finding Mr Right straight away

Liberating: Dr Nikki Goldstein said freezing her eggs took the pressure off finding Mr Right straight away

Freedom: Rather than making rash decisions on first dates, she could now focus on getting to know someone

Freedom: Rather than making rash decisions on first dates, she could now focus on getting to know someone

'It definitely gives you a different mindset,' Dr Goldstein told Daily Mail Australia.

'The difficult balance for women is that we are aware there is a biological clock.

'But at the same time having some eggs in the freezer gives you a bit more freedom to get to know someone.

'You're not trying to figure out if you are wasting your time straight from the first date.' ††

Different mindset: Instead of dating men based on whether they would make a good father, she could focus on chemistry and attraction

Different mindset: Instead of dating men based on whether they would make a good father, she could focus on chemistry and attraction

Although using frozen eggs did not guarantee she would get pregnant, it did give some piece of mind when it came to men, Dr Goldstein said.

'To me it is unfair we've been empowered to have a career and a sex life, but the biological clock has not changed.

'By freezing eggs I can now focus on getting into the right relationship instead of forcing something that isn't there.'

Dr Goldstein said she was upfront about freezing her eggs with the men she dated to avoid any misunderstanding.†

'The relationship I'm in now,†when we met the chemistry and attraction was there, but on paper it didnít sound as good.†

'I wondered if I could deal with this in the future. But because Iím not worried about him being a father right now, I can focus on getting to know him and working it out.'

Taboo: Dr Goldstein froze her eggs earlier in the year in a process she documented on social media

Taboo: Dr Goldstein froze her eggs earlier in the year in a process she documented on social media

Love first: Freezing your eggs allowed women to spend more time on fledgling relationships, Dr Goldstein said

Love first: Freezing your eggs allowed women to spend more time on fledgling relationships, Dr Goldstein said

Dr Goldsteins comments came after UK researchers discovered that more women are choosing to freeze their eggs to gain time to find the right partner.††

Dr Goldstein documented her own egg-freezing process in a candid video aimed at challenging fertility taboos earlier this year.

'There is a lot of misinformation around not only egg freezing, but our biological clock,' she said.

With the technology currently available, Dr Goldstein was told by a fertility specialist there is a 38 to 40 per cent chance her frozen eggs would survive to a baby.

'I was really shaken by that, I assumed it was something you could do at some stage to ensure motherhood,' she said.

Sharing her journey: The egg freezing procedure took two and a half weeks and left her bloated, emotional and in pain

Sharing her journey: The egg freezing procedure took two and a half weeks and left her bloated, emotional and in pain

Using her options: She said her frozen eggs would be a 'partial back-up plan' if she was unable to fall pregnant naturally

Using her options: She said her frozen eggs would be a 'partial back-up plan' if she was unable to fall pregnant naturally

Dr Goldstein's video documented how at times she broke down in tears and woke at night in 'excruciating pain'.

The treatment made her stomach swell and the hormone treatment made it challenging emotionally.

In the video she said the treatment left her heavy in the stomach.

'You feel a little bit pregnant,' she said.

'It's very bloated and very full, it's quite a weird sensation.'

The process took just over two weeks, but even once the eggs were removed the pain continued.

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