"I have plenty of time to think about having kids . . ."
"I've always liked the idea of having kids, but never met the right partner . . ."
"Can't I freeze my eggs later . . . ?"
Eggs Unscrambled is the girlfriend's guide to everything you need to know about your reproductive options, especially the groundbreaking technology that has revolutionized the modern woman's life: oocyte cryopreservation. With the help of NYU Langone Fertility Center's Dr. Nicole Noyes and Dr. Sarah Druckenmiller, Fischer debunks common misconceptions about fertility, offers no-nonsense details of the egg freezing process, and lays out a real plan to help you make important life-changing decisions in an informed way.
- The number of eggs in a woman's ovaries peaks while she is still in the womb, and it is all downhill from there!
- Women only spend about twelve minutes every year talking to their gynecologists.
- Men have a biological clock, too.
- Getting pregnant is easy.
- Prince Charming will come, one day.
- You have all the time in the world—even into your forties—to get pregnant.
THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
- At what age should you start considering egg freezing?
- Are you willing to be a single mom?
- Can you afford the expensive procedure?
About the Author
Agnes Fischer, an advertising executive in New York City, spent her twenties and early thirties avoiding pregnancy, assuming there would be plenty of time for marriage and babies. At thirty-six, she froze her eggs to preserve her chance of motherhood. Fischer created the blog FrozenPlease.com to chronicle her personal experiences with egg freezing and to create conversations about fertility awareness.