For years I never even considered having children. I kept telling myself that if I was in the right partnership the answer would become clear. There is some truth to that. There are a lot more truths to that as well.
This study does not tell us anything about freezing eggs from older women and those who don't have a good fertility profile. What the study does reveal is how effectively frozen eggs from younger, healthy women perform for patients who need them and how invaluable the decision to store one's own eggs, while young and healthy, could prove.
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For a couple going through a divorce without a contract and are in disagreement over the future of the frozen eggs, the path can be much more difficult. Since frozen eggs are not considered life, they will be considered property to be awarded to one party at the discretion of the family court.
Facebook and Apple, for what it is worth, are trying to help their female employees by offering them a choice. It is not perfect, it will not help all women, but it is something huge that they are trying, and for that in itself both companies should be applauded.
It saddens me that in 2014, two of our most progressive and influential companies, Apple and Facebook, have decided to send the message to their female employees to delay childbirth to get ahead.
After years of traveling, figuring out who I was and intermittent stretches of dating unavailable men, I hit 37 wondering where the time went. As a fellow single friend put it "It's as if I forgot to set the alarm on my biological clock and slept through my 30s." I woke up in a panic. What if I missed my chance to have a family?
"For instance, I went to medical school and then residency and fellowship, and those were set blocks of time that I knew
Brigitte Adams has chosen baby names for her future son or daughter. She's already got a copy of Goodnight Moon to read to
In my imagination, I always thought having a biological child or adopting one would equally fulfill the mother in me. Or at least that is what I thought until a few weeks ago.