Well, now the latest trend for women is to get invited to an Egg Freezing party! Egg Freezing removes the biological ‘ticking clock’ syndrome from a women’s family planning. It empowers women, giving them precious time to get that education, have a career and maybe most important, meet the right partner.
The common perception is that women delay pregnancy because they’re pursuing higher education and then a career. While this is still true of course, the less talked about reason is really pretty basic, women want to meet the right partner. And for many of us, that doesn’t happen in our most fertile years.
So instead of stressing out about that ticking clock AND waiting to meet that person, women have an amazing option that allows time.
It would seem that this time would allow for better decisions to made, better opportunities and a happier life.
As we’ve seen played out in previous generations, once a woman got pregnant, she would leave her job and raise her family. When birth control was introduced, that changed everything. Then, it became clear that for many women, delaying pregnancy could result in infertility issues.
So now, with the boom in technology, family planning choices for women go far beyond birth control. For women in their 20s and 30s who want to wait but don’t want to leave anything to chance, the work-around is freezing your eggs.
Among urban women in their 30s, freezing is trending fast. Suddenly, many women “now have a friend of a friend who has frozen,” says Sarah Elizabeth Richards, a journalist who has had eggs frozen twice and written the book “Motherhood, Rescheduled.”
Only two years ago, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine lifted the “experimental” label long attached to egg freezing, giving women a way to extend their reproductive potential past the natural expiration date.
But with any new trend, caution must be used when jumping on the bandwagon. We always recommend you do your research, know exactly what you’re signing up for before you get there, read reviews, ask questions and don’t be swayed by alcohol at an event.