Sophie Monk opened up about her hopes to be a mum – and freeze her eggs – last year and it’s looking like it’s full steam ahead.
Sophie has endometriosis
When she appeared on The Bachelorette in 2017 and found out her chosen gent Stu Laundy had undergone a vasectomy, she made it clear that IVF might be on the cards.
“(The vasectomy) doesn’t really matter because it can be reversed pretty quickly or regardless I could go freeze my eggs and chuck em over to wherever he’s got his sperm banked,” she said back then.
Fast-forward to NOW and Stu is nowhere to be seen, but Soph’s still keen on freezing those eggs.
“It’s all booked in,” Sophie told radio presenter Jackie O earlier this year. “I go to Spain to do Love Island and then I’m going to do a travel special … in Italy, then fly straight back and freeze them.”
That said, she’s not convinced the IVF process is very fair on women.
“We have to freeze our eggs, guys just go and enjoy themselves to save stuff, and we have to go through needles, this, that… I wish I had an orgasm just to get eggs!”
Best nap ever
Video shared to the former Bardot singer’s Instagram stories shows she’s just undergone treatment with the good folk at Monash IVF.
The footage captures Sophie chatting to a doctor from her hospital bed, and another image shows her fully knocked out from a general anaesthetic.
“Best sleep I’ve had in years.” she captioned that shot.
In the clip, the doctor confirms that they’ve found “a small amount of endometriosis” during her procedure, although Sophie didn’t reveal exactly what her treatment involved.
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Eggs are good?
It’s certainly possible – and maybe even probable – that Sophie’s medical team were retrieving eggs when they spotted her endometriosis. We’ll wait for Sophie to share the full story with followers when she’s ready.
In the meantime, she’s keen to raise awareness of this very common and very painful condition that affects millions of women across the globe – and on average takes SEVEN years of health woes before a sufferer is diagnosed.
“So many women live not knowing they have endometriosis,” Sophie wrote on her Instagram story. “If you have annoying cycles. You should ask your doctor.”
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is where tissue like the lining of the uterus grows in other parts of the body. Many women suffer from the condition for years before getting the correct treatment.
- pelvic pain
- heavy and/or irregular periods
- pain during intercourse or while pooping
- cramping and