Many women today are having their eggs frozen for “just in case”. There are several reasons why a woman might choose to have some of her eggs frozen.
Health concerns are one example
Some women who are about to go through chemotherapy may decide to have her eggs frozen. This is due to the fact that chemotherapy could cause her to become infertile, which especially holds true for those women who are fighting ovarian cancer.
Time can be a factor
Time can be another factor that causes women to decide to have eggs frozen. Once a woman reaches age 30 her odds of becoming pregnant begin to diminish. When a woman reaches menopause if she hasn’t frozen her eggs there is no way she can have a biological child of her own. She would have to rely on donor eggs if she chose to try to become pregnant through IVF.
For a woman who decides to develop a career before a family, freezing her eggs can help her to ensure that she can still have the option of having a child of her own. Time tends to have a way of slipping by us, especially when we are concentrating on something else like a career.
Finding the right partner
Another reason women may choose to have their eggs frozen is because they simply haven’t found the right man to marry and start a family yet. They may feel that if they don’t freeze their eggs it may be too late if they ever do meet the right guy. Freezing their eggs ensures they can have a family if they don’t meet their partner until later in life.
For each woman it is a personal choice, and several factors come into play that make it a wholly individual decision, and not an easy one.