Freezing your eggs could be the solution – if you find yourself nudging 35 and still searching for that elusive life partner. If you are over 35, perhaps you’ve considered this, the question is though if this is really necessary. There are always two sides to every story – and in this case, it is best to know both.
Let’s look at the benefits first:
Freezing eggs preserves them for later use. What this means is that when you finally find the person you want to spend your life with, you’ll have eggs that can still be used, even if you are older than the common age of conception. The age as referred to used to viewed as around 40, however some women are still getting pregnant well after. A later pregnancy is considered high risk, the younger you are, the better. When you are past the usual conceiving age, frozen eggs still can give you options.
The older you are, getting pregnant in the traditional manner is more difficult
Several eggs are frozen, so you’ll have several chances to conceive, as a general rule. If you are over 35, freezing your eggs allows you enough freedom to find your life-partner and still have a few years before having children
Freezing your eggs also enables you to decide just when you begin trying to get pregnant
You can continue using whatever birth control means you wish until making the decision to have them implanted. Many working women view this as a great way to plan parenthood carefully.
Now, let’s look at the disadvantages:
Not being married by 35 isn’t so unusual these days – women are having children later and later in their lives – therefore it is not impossible to marry after the age of 35 and also to still produce the natural way.
Frozen eggs needs to be implanted – this requires quite a procedure, which is not always successful and can be quite expensive. If you need to repeat this procedure several times – it is going to be costly. And there is no guarantee that this will be successful. Some medical aid policies do not cover this type of procedure or will only cover the first.
Whether to freeze your eggs or not is an important decision to make – it requires a lot of thought.
Make sure you have consulted your GP, Gynecologist or an obstetrician to have all the facts.
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