Celeb Hairstylist Jen Atkin Welcomes Her First Baby Via Surrogate
Following a 2015 Instagram post about making the decision to have her “eggs retrieved & made the decision with my husband to freeze embryos,” she told Forbes why she felt empowered to share her story.
“I think a lot of women feel ashamed that they’re not having children, or that they’re waiting longer, and nobody talks about it,” she told the publication in 2017. “I sacrifice quite a bit to run three businesses, and my husband and I made a joint decision to freeze embryos. He’s 39; I’m 37. I talked with friends like Andrea Lieberman, Fiona Stiles and Rachel Goodwin, who all had their first around 40.”
“I do want children one day,” she continued, “but I’m not quite ready, and the minute we did it, the weight of the world was off my shoulders. Once I opened up that conversation, so many women came forward and said, ‘Thank you.'”