WOW! Women REALLY are on the move these days, and companies are feeling it too. I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw that more and more businesses are paying for female employees to freeze their eggs!
According to Fertility IQ, more than 250 companies in the United States are offering to pay for some, or all of the egg freezing procedure for their employees. This is amazing, primarily because more and more women are opting to start a family in their late thirties or early forties.
Do you know when a women's peak fertility age is? 26
Yes, I just said 26.
Most of you reading this probably have no idea that your fertility peaks at the age of twenty-six. You're not alone though. I've taken care of countless women who decided to put their career first but unknowingly were jeopardizing their chances of conceiving a baby naturally due to their lack of knowledge about their fertility. The famous infertility line is "If I only knew..." And what those women want me to say to you is...YOU do know better now. Because if you're like most women these days who want the career and the baby you need to adjust with the times. Science had made it possible for you to halt the ticking of your biological clock by freezing your eggs, and now companies are beginning to offer this as an option in their benefits package to financially support this decision. It sounds like to me the time is now!
I encourage you to start asking yourself the hard questions. Start educating yourself on your options to have it all, if you want it all, that is! Because if anyone can have it all, it's women in the 21st century. We are unstoppable. We are empowering. And we are a force that no one wants to mess with. Well, except our biological clocks!
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Bridget is best known as a fertility nurse at Main Line Fertility.