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Freezing The Biological Clock

Posted on Tue May 31, 2011

Freezing The Biological Clock
The older a woman gets the more abnormal her eggs become. A forty year old woman only has a 10% chance each month of becoming pregnant. This fact is a real issue for the thousands of women who are choosing to postpone having families until their late 30s or even early 40s. However, in an effort to freeze their biological clock, many women are choosing to freeze their eggs early on, as a sort of insurance policy for later in life. However, this decision does not come without a cost. Hormone shots, harvesting of the eggs and freezing the eggs can cost anywhere from $12,000-$14,000—and you may need to do more than one round in order to get the right amount of eggs. Then, when you are ready to have children you will undergo an IVF procedure---costs will now total close to $40,000. So, is freezing the biological clock really an option for most women? No. So, keep these facts in mind when you start to think about family planning.

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