An increasing number of young women are having their eggs frozen in order to “extend” their period of fertility and postpone their childbearing years. In many cases, this has nothing to do with work and professional aspirations; t’s more about the challenges of finding a suitable life partner. Regardless of the reason, fertility preservation through egg freezing is becoming exceedingly popular.
Saying goodbye to something you never had is a grieving process; one with many stages and periods of acceptance. The loss of never having a genetically linked child of your own is very difficult for people to understand unless they’ve been through it. However, as I navigated through those feelings, my husband and I felt a renewed glimmer of hope in our chance to have a family.
When you’re on what seems like a powerless journey, it can be easy to defer to Google, websites like WebMD, FB groups and infertility chat rooms to get reassurance, validation and hope that your worst fears won’t be confirmed. It’s valid and necessary to be able to talk about what you’re going through and to be as informed about your situation as possible.
Janet Jackson officially acknowledged her first pregnancy Wednesday at age 50. More women are holding off pregnancy until 35 or older, so we had some questions about the risks involved in getting pregnant at “advanced maternal age.”
After two failed embryo transfers, including a donor egg transfer, I was defeated and ready to give up. Once my husband and I decided to try one more time, I started being treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help uterine blood flow and help with relaxation.