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Why These Reality Stars Are Having "Real Talk" About Fertility and Egg Freezing


In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, this "Reality of Infertility" episode featuring reality stars Kendall Long and Caroline Lunny from Bachelor Nation, and Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi from Shahs of Sunset, is a candid talk about egg freezing, IVF, navigating fertility treatments without a partner, miscarriage, how to pick a sperm donor and more. 


Taped live in front of an audience at the 'reality show restaurant', Sur in West Hollywood, these popular TV personalities share what they wish they knew before pursuing egg retrievals and fertility treatments, and why they are passionate about using their voices to educate young women about their fertility today. 


This episode is sponsored by Extend Fertility, the nation's largest egg freezing clinic which was founded on the premise that democratizing egg freezing could ultimately deliver better results for both patients and providers. If you're thinking about preserving your fertility through egg freezing or IVF, and for a free egg freezing consultation, contact them at extendfertility.com

 

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