On Monday, Jan. 25, sexologist and author Dr. Nikki Goldstein opens the floor to a discussion on the benefits of freezing your eggs. During the segment, co-host Tamar Braxton recounts her fertility journey and the toll it took on her body.
“I think emotionally was the difficult one and I knew this going into it that I would be injecting myself with hormones. So you go, ‘OK, I’m going to go a little crazy.’ And for me, I thought, if I spend two and half weeks sitting on a couch eating chocolate, that’s how I’m going to survive [laughs]. But then what happened is that it exacerbated a lot of issues that were going on inside my head. You know, going into this, I was questioning my relationship status. I’d gone through a recent breakup. Then you inject yourself with hormones and you don’t know where the hormones stop and you start, so it’s really difficult to work that out. But you’ve also got that this body changing and for me it wasn’t so much during the process, it was afterward. And I was just one of those unlucky people that didn’t recover as well as, you know, some people do,” said Goldstein.
“I didn’t either, it made me bat crazy,” interjected Braxton. “For real, in real life. … First of all, I was afraid that my kids would come out looking like Olivia because I was older. And so … no, really, and then my husband got sick and I just wanted to make sure, you know, that we were … we had that security behind us. And then, you know, once I did it, yes, I gained a whole bunch of weight. I didn’t know where it came from. That freaked me out, right? And then I couldn’t inject myself, I had to have somebody inject me. I couldn’t do that.”
To catch “The Real’s” discussion in its entirety, plus actor Brandon Routh, star of the new series DC’s “Legend of Tomorrow,” as he swings with his superpowers, tune in on Jan. 25. Check local listings