On this episode of #ProofofLove, we invited Alice Hlidkova on to discuss the topics of surrogacy and freezing your eggs for future pregnancies.
Freezing eggs is a rising trend and Alice who recently went through the procedure gives us some answers to our questions:
- What does it mean to freeze your eggs and what is the process?
- What is the average age for a woman to freeze her eggs and at what age do the chances of becoming pregnant go down?
- Do your genetics affect the likelihood of getting pregnant?
We also discuss the topic of surrogacy and Alice through her research provides us with some answers to:
- The costs of surrogacy in the U.S.
- What the legal obligations are for being a surrogate
- The role of the surrogate mother in the child’s life
She gives us some background about her new book, “Pretty Girl Complex: The Story of a Superheroine.” The book she describes is based on a conversation with a woman from the crypto space. The character, Katie Washington is a Miami based dancer who becomes a parent before becoming a surrogate parent to a woman named Amy who couldn’t have a child due to her contracting HIV. Alice shares with us the driving force and motivation for her writing the story about the death of her stepmom at 36 of ovarian cancer who couldn’t have children.
About the Guests:
Alice Hlidkova is a futurist, startup coach, and technology consultant, who was raised in New York City. She is also an international media personality and speaker, who co-founded New Economies LTD to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies, such as blockchain, fintech, and artificial intelligence through high-quality, educational video content. Alice completed a writing course at New York University. She received her Master's in Public Administration (MPA) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, where she helped launch several tech programs and the MetroLab Network Initiative to bring new technologies from labs to cities. As a freelance investigative journalist and entrepreneur, Alice has spent a decade writing articles on technology, business, culture, and women. In recent years, she ghostwrites for clients, with her latest work published in Forbes and Inc. magazines. She continues to explore women as superheroines and how demographic patterns and new technologies intersect. Alice enjoys advocating for women in tech, splitting her time between London and the United States.
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