Emily Atack Films Fertility Test As She Reveals Fears She Won’t Be Able To Have Kids
Emily Atack has shared her concerns over her fertility in a new series that explores the societal pressures women face.
Emily Atack: Adulting promises to look at The Inbetweeners star's life as a 'grown-up' ahead of her 30th birthday later this year.
In the first episode, that airs next week, Emily heads to a fertility clinic after finding herself obsessing over motherhood.
According to the programme synopsis: "Emily's always seen having children as a major distraction to a cracking night on the rosé, but as she approaches 30, she's been noticing them a lot more.
"Her friends are having them, celebrities are having them and if her social media is anything to go by, it's time she got a move on and had some herself.
"The opening night of Emily's stand-up comedy tour is fast approaching. But every time she's at a run-through, she takes the opportunity to question whether having children could really fit into her busy life."
In a bid to put her mind at rest, Emily visits Dr. Malini Uppal, a fertility specialist at a clinic in London for an internal scan.
"It's a question I think most girls my age are asking themselves. Should I be thinking about having kids now because I'm 29? Should I be thinking about my little eggs and if they are still nice and poached, poaching away in there, or are they scrambled?" Emily explains.
"If I'm not even close to getting married now, what does that mean for my future with children? What does that mean for my little eggs because what we're taught is your biological clock is ticking?"
"Should I have my eggs frozen in that case because I'm not on the road to marriage at all? I'm worrying that I'll get to 32, still not anywhere close to having kids, so is 29 the kind of age you should really start thinking about it?" Emily continued.
The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here star isn't alone in her fears. Almost half of UK women report they have worried about their own fertility (49 per cent), with a quarter (25 per cent) of 18-24 year-olds currently concerned.
However a 2002 study showed that 86 per cent of women aged 27-34 who had sex twice a week conceived within a year.
This figure fell only very slightly - to 82 per cent - amongst women aged 35-39, suggesting age doesn't cause our fertility to decline as quickly as we're often led to believe.
Emily Atack: Adulting starts on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 10pm on W.
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