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Ask Dr. Renee: Should I Freeze My Eggs?

 Should I Freeze My Eggs?

Are you working the career of your dreams? Are you too busy to date?  Are you having trouble getting married and starting a family? This is a scenario way to familiar to many women these days. We are so busy climbing the corporate ladder or building our businesses that we forget to have a family. This is where a big question comes to mind, when should I freeze my eggs? There are several factors to consider before freezing your eggs. Are you a good candidate, can you afford it and are there any options

What are the pros and cons of egg freezing?

The biggest con is that there is no guarantee that once the eggs are thawed that implantation will be successful and result in the birth of a healthy baby. Egg preservation is not covered by insurance because it is considered to be an elective procedure. Currently, it can cost thousands to tens of thousands of dollars to freeze your eggs, thaw the eggs and finally implant them in your uterus. Most people do not have success on the first round of implantation hence the rising costs. In order to prepare your body for the egg preservation you have to take hormones, which can have a whole host of side effects.

Today an article has been published that Facebook and Apple will pay for you to freeze your eggs. I think this is a great idea. I hope more companies will do the same thing. The company gets to hold on great talent and women can become moms and stay in Corporate America.

 

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