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Motherhood, rescheduled: the new frontier of egg freezing and the women who tried it

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Simon & Schuster,
Pub. Date:
2013.
Edition:
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Language:
English
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What would happen if we could stop time? A fascinating, inside look at five women who had their eggs frozen reveals what it's like for them to be free of the constant ticking of their biological clocks. How would you live your life if you could stop your biological clock? If you could be free of the "baby panic" that has tormented an entire generation of women who postponed motherhood to pursue careers or find the right mate? Would you date better? Marry later? Relax more? In Motherhood, Rescheduled, journalist Sarah Elizabeth Richards tells the stories of four women--including herself--who attempt to turn back time by freezing their eggs and chart a new course through their thirties and forties. Their journeys are bumpy, hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always rewarding. Just a decade ago, the idea of women freezing their eggs seemed futile or dangerous. But with new advances in medicine, women who choose this route face no higher risk of birth defects in their babies than other women, and pregnancy rates using frozen eggs are approaching those using fresh eggs. At a time when one in five American women between the ages of forty and forty-four is childless and half of those women say they wish they could have children, Richards offers a hopeful message: women approaching the end of their babymaking days do not need to settle, and even twentysomethings who want to prolong their dating years do not need to fret. Richards tells the history of this controversial science, from its moments of premature enthusiasm to the exciting race that led to the big breakthroughs. She also explores the hard facts of egg freezing--from the cost and practical obstacles to the probabilities of success. Above all, she shares the stories of these women, and especially her own, with emotional honesty and compassion, and makes the journey for all ultimately redeeming.
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display_description "What would happen if we could stop time? A fascinating, inside look at five women who had their eggs frozen reveals what it's like for them to be free of the constant ticking of their biological clocks.Recently, several American fertility clinics announced that their pregnancy rates using frozen eggs are improving dramatically, nearly approaching the success rate they have with "fresh eggs." For the first time, women may have a real opportunity to turn back their biological clocks by freezing eggs while they're viable and implanting them years later. Critics are concerned that an entire generation of women will unwisely put their faith in an unreliable science and delay trying to get pregnant until it is too late. Stories and arguments from both sides of the fence are rampant--the bottom line is that the debate is here to stay. Sidestepping the issues of infertility and its treatment, Motherhood, Rescheduled is an in-depth, sociological exploration of five women who freeze their eggs for future use in getting pregnant. Each woman decides to postpone pregnancy for a different reason, but many similar themes emerge from their stories that speak to the overall impact of this new advancement in fertility treatment. Showcasing the fascinating and complicated history behind egg freezing, as well as medical rivalries, professional sabotage, commercial greed, and the race for research, this book explores the intrigues and ramifications science and ethics will undoubtedly have on our very near future"-- "Motherhood, Rescheduled is the first account of what happens to women after they freeze their eggs. Do they benefit from extra time? Do they make better decisions about men? Finally, do their frozen eggs help them have babies years later when their natural fertility is gone? Richards tackles these questions while examining the controversial science and social consequences of older motherhood"--
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subject_facet Childbirth in middle age -- Miscellanea, Pregnancy in middle age -- Miscellanea, Reproductive technology -- Miscellanea
title_display Motherhood, rescheduled : the new frontier of egg freezing and the women who tried it
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