A new book on egg freezing out today

In a first-person column in the Wall Street Journal, Sarah Elizabeth Richards, the author of “Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It,” to be published today by Simon and Schuster, explains “Why I Froze My Eggs (And You Should, Too).”

She explains, “Egg freezing stopped the sadness that I was feeling at losing my chance to have the child I had dreamed about my entire life. It soothed my pangs of regret for frittering away my 20s with a man I didn’t want to have children with, and for wasting more years in my 30s with a man who wasn’t sure he even wanted children. It took away the punishing pressure to seek a new mate and helped me find love again at age 42.”

One problem with this book is that she has not yet thawed, fertilized and transferred the embryos, so we do not know the end of the story. Will it be happy or create more sadness?

Unfortunately she froze them at a time when the technology was not as good as it is today utilizing vitrification. We can only hope that there will be a happy ending.

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