Freeze My Eggs, Part 2

Last year we posted a question from a reader who was worried about her fleeting childbearing years and wanted information about freezing her eggs for future use. At that time the experts were still somewhat divided over whether the science was good enough to guarantee viability when the time came, but times have changed.

Last week the American Society for Reproductive Medicine removed the “experimental” label from the procedure and announced that babies conceived from frozen eggs faced no increased risk of birth defects or developmental problems.

This presents women with a new and credible option for prolonging fertility, one which will undoubtedly spark lots of debate and controversy. Though the technique is still terribly expensive, it’s likely that costs will come down as it becomes more widespread.

What unexpected consequences could result? Will more women delay childbearing indefinitely with the expectation that they have viable eggs lying in wait? Will the average age of first-time moms rise? Will new risks be discovered that we haven’t bargained for?

Take a look at this NY Times piece by Sarah Elizabeth Richards, who has several “batches” stashed away for a rainy day. After you’ve read it let us know what you think.

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Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.

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