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Freezing Your Eggs – Pros and Cons (Marie Claire)

Extend Fertility is mentioned in the July issue of Marie Claire’s “Should You Freeze Your Eggs” written by Debora Spar. Read the article here.

“Extend Fertility, the first commercial egg-freezing firm, launched in 2004, attracts young professional women with the promise of “putting their biological clocks ‘on ice.'”

 

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DNA on Ice: The Next Step in Women’s Equality (CNN)

CNN anchor Kyra Phillips gets personal about fertility. She is the proud mother now of four year old twins. Egg freezing can preserve a woman’s fertility and Kyra Phillips feels egg freezing can level the playing field at the workplace for women. Do you? Read her article. Also watch the interview as CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin reveals she froze her eggs. Putting your DNA on ice allows you to preserve your fertility till you are ready to have children.

How to Tell Your Parents You Want to Freeze your Eggs

“The benefits of egg freezing can be life-changing, but many women feel uneasy taking such a significant personal and financial step without first discussing it with their parents—the prospect of which can be as daunting as the procedure itself.

Like the “sex talk” of our childhoods, chatting with your parents about freezing your eggs is likely to bring up uncomfortable questions about your body, your romantic life, your insecurities, and your future. (And, of course, your finances, given that one round of egg freezing costs at least$10,000.) This time, however, you’ll be the one explaining the birds and bees … of oocyte retrieval and cryopreservation!”

Extend Fertility CEO Christy Jones is quoted in this article:

There’s an outdated stigma attached to egg freezing that it’s an admission of failure, says Christy Jones, founder of Extend Fertility, a company that helps connect women with egg freezing clinics around the country—a perception that it’s is only done by women whose lives haven’t worked out the way they hoped.

When it first became an option, elective egg freezing was predominantly pursued by women in their late thirties and forties. “They were doing it under duress,” says Jones. “They didn’t have any other options. …” Click here to read full article.

Freezing My Eggs Restored My Sanity (Washington Post Op-Ed)

“It’s probably best that you weren’t spending a lot of time at my apartment in late 2009. Though certainly we would have watched “The Bachelor” and feasted on my primary food groups — omelets, mixed nuts and hot chocolate — you would have also witnessed an alarming number of predawn panic attacks.

Again and again I’d wake at 3 a.m. with a racing heart and clenched stomach, worrying: What if it never happens? What if I don’t find the right guy? What if it happens too late?

I was 30, single and working as the wedding reporter for The Washington Post. A few months earlier I’d gone through a breakup on the same day I was hired for this most amorous of newspaper beats. It was a perfect cliche-and-Chardonnay-filled storm.

I spent my days immersed in the glories of other people’s wedded bliss — and my nights staring out at my fire escape, distraught that I might never experience lasting love.

If you’d been around, you probably would’ve offered me a Xanax, patted my head and told me to go back to sleep. But you weren’t, and the night terrors only increased. So that’s how, one year later, I came to be in a hospital gown in a nondescript Rockville, Md., office building, waiting for some people I’d never met to reach into my ovaries and suction out the choicest of my hormone-ripened eggs. All for the low, low price of $10,000.

Apple’s and Facebook’s announcements that they will pay for employees to freeze their eggs have provoked a lot of hand-wringing about women and careers and having-not-having-it-all. But for me, the decision to put my fertility on ice had nothing to do with professional ambition or putting off motherhood. It was a quest to preserve my sanity. Read rest of article………..

‘Bachelor’ Winner Whitney Bischoff Froze Her Eggs

Whitney Bischoff who was proposed to on national television on “The Bachelor” talks about her personal decision to freeze her eggs. She froze her eggs when she was 27, and calls the move “an insurance policy.” “Well, I mean, the hope is that you don’t have to use them. You know?” she said. “I mean, that’s the whole point of an insurance policy. You don’t ever want to have to use it. But if you need it, that’s when, it’s there.” Read ‘Bachelor’ Fiancee Whitney Bischoff Reveals She Froze Her Eggs (ABC News).

Watch ‘Bachelor’ Winner Opens Up About Decision to Freeze Eggs (Good Morning America)

Read ‘Bachelor’ Baby News! Whitney Bischoff’s Big Revelation About Starting a Family with Chris Soules (Extra TV)

Egg Freezing Offers Chance at Motherhood

Freeze My Eggs – Please! (Jewish Daily Forward)

“Three weeks after the retrieval, a friend set me up with Aaron: a smart, gorgeous, half-Israeli, 36-year-old single father. We’ve been dating for eight months, and recently spoke of our wish to have kids. I was relieved I could tell him, “Don’t worry, I’m in no rush because I recently froze time.”

Read “Freeze My Eggs-Please!” in which Susie Kanter shares her personal experience freezing her eggs and how egg freezing gives many a chance at motherhood.

 

-Susie Kantar has been published in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. She is currently working on a memoir.

 

Why Do Women Know So Little About Their Own Fertility (Aeon Magazine)

Women in their 30s and 40s exhibit a mix of wishful thinking and woeful ignorance when it comes to their fertility. Why?

“A 42-year-old single friend tells me she is thinking of freezing her eggs. I nod with a tight, fake smile. I’m torn: on the one hand, I know how tough everything to do with fertility is because my husband and I have been trying to have a baby since we got married three and a half years ago when I was 41 and he was 45. On the other hand, going through this, and writing about it for The New York Times Motherlode blog, I’ve amassed a vast trove of information about in vitro fertilisation (IVF), egg-freezing and women’s fertility…….” READ FULL ARTICLE

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