Actress Francia Raisa Admits Freezing Her Eggs Was A 'Draining & Rough' Two-Week Process — But She's Glad She Did It
Like plenty of other women, actress Francia Raisa had concerns over her hopes of one day becoming a mother.
The 32-year-old star explained to the ladies of The Talk that she's been cheated on before in relationships, and the experience was one of the reasons that she decided to freeze her eggs.
"I don’t want to settle. I really want to wait for the right person. I really want to be friends with someone first and really know you, because I don’t want to have to worry about that again ever," she explained. "Now I’m not in a rush to get into a relationship because my 'biological clock is ticking.'"
Raisa then detailed the two-week procedure, which resulted in 28 frozen eggs.
"It was definitely a journey," she confessed. "Not as easy as I thought it would be."
"You’re basically pregnant," she noted. "And I think the hardest part was, you know, I did get bigger and I didn’t have a baby. That was rough."
The actress revealed the extra hormones made her cry "all the time. I'm grateful to everyone at Grown-ish for being so patient with me while I was doing the whole process, because I would walk off set right at 5:45 to make sure I was injecting at 6 o'clock," she revealed. "It was definitely very emotional, and I'm glad that I'm not as crazy anymore."
Raisa also debunked a few myths about the procedure, stating that doctors told her she's still totally capable of becoming pregnant the natural way. She also said that it doesn't cause early menopause.
Overall, the Secret Life of the American Teenager star is happy with her decision.
"If you're a working woman and just want to take your time, I think it's very smart," she insisted. "I’m glad I did it, and I do suggest it to other women to do it," she added. "The recovery process is hard. I had a lot of great support — and now I’m not afraid of needles as much!"