Everyone knows that
egg quality declines as women get older, and their chances of getting pregnant
drop. This is why women who want to pursue a career are in a quandary. Should
they defer child bearing, because they want to become the CEO? Or should they
get pregnant, put their career on hold, and then maybe pursue a career later on
after their children have grown up?
women are aware of the fact that egg
freezing allows them to have their cake and eat it too, because they can freeze
their eggs when they're young , without taking a break in their career, and use
these frozen eggs to have a healthy baby once they've reached their
Because this option is so valuable in empowering women to exercise
their reproductive options, progressive
companies like Google and Facebook are happy to offer egg freezing free for
their employees, so they can retain them.
Tragically, Indian women aren't still doing this routinely, even
though egg freezing is so much cheaper in India. I think this is partly because
they overestimate the success rate with IVF, and don't realize that the chances
of getting pregnant with IVF when you're 40 years old are poor.
This ignorance proves to be expensive, and they often end up
kicking themselves for not being more proactive when they were younger !