The Reason Rebel Wilson Froze Her Eggs Before Weight Loss

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has been candidly sharing her weight loss journey all year. Now the star, who is currently dating entrepreneur Jacob Busch, has opened up about another intensely personal aspect of her life — her fertility.

The 40-year-old talked about her choice to freeze her eggs during a recent Instagram Live session, saying, "As all good career women out there should know, if that's something that interests you, it's a pretty good time to do it. Getting to 40s is kind of even leaving it a little too late. It's better to do it a bit earlier if you can" (via Today).

The Pitch Perfect star also told her fans during the one-hour session, "I was thinking about fertility and having good quality eggs in the bank, so I was like, 'OK, I'm going to do this, I'm going to get healthy."

What the egg freezing process might have entailed for Rebel Wilson

We commend Wilson for her decision to freeze her eggs — but anyone who is considering the procedure should know it isn't easy, or cheap. The egg stimulation phase involves frequent blood tests and monitoring, as well as injecting daily medications (via Mayo Clinic). Side effects can include such unpleasant things as mood swings, stomach discomfort, bloating, and nausea. The egg retrieval phase will require an outpatient procedure under anesthesia.

Business Insider notes the egg freezing process costs somewhere between $6,000 to $20,000, depending on your insurance — and this doesn't even account for the annual storage fee of around $600, or the charge for fertilizing eggs, and entering into an embryo transfer cycle. Phew!

Meanwhile, according to People, Wilson has reached her goal weight of 165 pounds during what she dubbed her "Year of Health 2020." Her motivation? A feeling that she "wasn't gonna maybe work that much this year."

Wilson is not the first celebrity to speak out about choosing to freeze her eggs — recently former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin shared her egg freezing journey on social media.