“It’s Okay For Women To Not Have Kids”: Tanishaa Mukerji On Freezing Her Eggs At 39

In recent years women have broken the shackles of their perceived ‘biological clock’ to bring new life into this world on their own terms. Right from Kareena Kapoor and Anita Hassanandani who gracefully had babies beyond the age of 39, to Shipa Shetty and Ekta Kapoor who chose surrogacy to become parents.

In a recent interview, Tanishaa  Mukerji addressed her potential journey to motherhood. She spoke of how she felt ‘very conflicted’ around her 39th birthday, but knew she wanted to freeze her eggs. “I didn’t have a baby and all these things were going on in my mind. I finally got some guidance and froze my eggs at the age of 39.”

She then spoke of the procedure, adding that it took a toll on her body. “But I also put on a lot of weight due to the procedure. They pump you with a lot of Progesterone and it bloats you a lot. Not putting on weight, you become round and glowing and become very beautiful.

“I love pregnant women, they are in their most beautiful phase with that baby glow. I was very happy about freezing my eggs,” she admitted, adding that she worked hard to regain fit.

Tanishaa went on to recall a time when she first considered freezing her eggs a decade ago. “At that time, when I went to my doctor (who finally froze my eggs now)… it is funny but she stopped me from doing so at that time. While she told me it takes a toll on your body, she advised I should do it when I have no hope of conceiving a baby.”

She elucidates that it’s a personal choice. “Adopt, there’s enough in this world. More people need to go out and talk about this. It’s ok for women to not have children. That’s not the only calling in your life. It’s ok to not get married, not be in a relationship and not define yourself with a man beside you,” she concludes.

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