Sarah Elizabeth

posted by Eggsurance May 20, 2016
Sarah Elizabeth Richards egg freezing

Sarah Elizabeth Richard’s book, “Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It” is one of the best books I have read about egg freezing.

She has also written several other pieces on fertility since freezing her own eggs including an Op Ed piece, We Need to Talk About Our Eggs, featured in the NY Times, which I think should be required reading for all women over thirty.

Her is an excerpt, but I urge you to read the entire article:

I first learned about egg freezing from a friend who had talked to her OB-GYN about whether she should freeze, given her family’s history of premature menopause. When I asked my doctor about the procedure, she said she had heard that the success rates had recently improved and gave me the name of a respected fertility doctor. As a result, I stashed away several batches of eggs between the ages of 36 and 38 — just before the cutoff at which many doctors no longer consider eggs worthwhile to save.

I was fortunate, because I knew to ask. We must go one step further and expect OB-GYNs to bring up family planning at every annual visit, so that women have the information they need to choose to take charge of their fertility. Perhaps more women will think about freezing in their early to mid-30s, when their chances of success are greater. Or maybe, after being asked about their plans from their very first visit, more will decide to start families when their eggs are at their prime, and won’t even need to freeze.

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