Some Women Are Freezing Their Eggs -- Just in Case Photo: Thinkstock / The Knot
This week, we read an interesting article in USA Today about women in their 20s and 30s who are freezing their eggs just in case they need them in their 40s or later. This comes on the heels of the trend of women having babies later in life, and some, who are focusing on their careers while they're young (or just haven’t found the right guy), are using a new process -- freezing their eggs in liquid nitrogen -- so they can last a decade or two. Typically, says the newspaper, this process is only recommended for cancer patients who are worried about the viability of their eggs after treatment, but some perfectly healthy women are jumping on board. The drawbacks? Right now, there isn't much scientific data on eggs frozen for a long period of time -- so it’s unknown whether it will pose any risks to the baby if he "starts out" this way. And freezing your eggs runs about $10,000, plus the cost of IVF treatment when the time comes to conceive.
What do you think of this trend? Would you go this far to ensure you could have a baby later in life?
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