ROBIN WARSHAW

Writer | Ghostwriter

Is Egg Freezing a Smart Career Move?

October 15, 2014

Tags: egg freezing, fertility treatment, pregnancy, women in the workplace

Facebook and Apple recently announced they would start covering expenses for employees who choose to freeze their eggs. Despite giddy press reports of a new tool to help women achieve career parity with men, egg freezing is not simple.

To obtain eggs, women must undergo weeks of hormone medication and injections to increase egg production, with accompanying physical and mood changes. Eggs are removed under IV sedation and frozen. For a pregnancy attempt, (more…)