Skip to comments.Why I Froze My Eggs [Heinlein Fans, Remember "Podkayne of Mars"?]
Posted on 05/04/2013 5:23:26 AM PDT by SES1066
Between the ages of 36 and 38, I spent nearly $50,000 to freeze 70 eggs in the hope that they would help me have a family in my mid-40s, when my natural fertility is gone. For this baby insurance, I obliterated my savings and used up the money my parents had set aside for a wedding. It was the best investment I ever made.
In RAH's 1963 Novel "Podkayne of Mars", the common ability of a woman to "Freeze" embryos in order to delay childbirth is the starting plot generator.
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As a woman who had a baby “the old-fashioned way” at 45, I have to ask, who makes it her Plan A to be manufacturing one at that age?
Well, I suppose you could, but the shells crack and you can't fry em sunny side-up.
Ok no age jokes here but... last month I put my eggs in the freezer. Yes I later defrosted them and the scrambled eggs tasted just fine. I will be paying more attention when putting stuff in the fridge.
Science is again catching up with Heinlein. But many men would not consider for marriage women who put family last in their lives.
The lady should have just gotten married and had a baby, but she’s probably a lesbian atheist
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Here’s an interesting video of a comtemporary human child discovering the wisdom of the ancients. Particularly notable: His hat.
I would prefer a woman who simply didn’t want children at all to a woman with a strictly scripted life that only includes children at a specific point in the script.
Is she willing to have 70 children? Chances are slim. So what she’s saying is that she’s willing to kill 69 children for her convenience.
And though this medical technology is wonderful, it seems to be more appropriate for assisting with conception difficulties than to be used as a convenience.
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You understand the difference between eggs and embryos I hope.
The problem is even if you have a “good egg” there are so many other things that can go wrong with you during those years.
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who makes it her Plan A to be manufacturing one at that age?
frittering away my 20s with a man I didn't plan to have children with, and wasting more years in my thirties with a man who wasn't sure he even wanted children. It took away the punishing pressure to find a mate and helped me find love at 42.
I'm reminded of an NPR piece (probably "All Things Considered") I listened to years back. They were interviewing a single woman in her low 40s who had adopted a child. She described how she had wanted a child but "none of her relationships worked out blah blah blah.*" All the while listening I was struck by how self-centered that woman sounded.
Reading this woman's story I get the same impression.
*(See also http://www.despair.com/dysfunction.html.)
This is the cover of the copy that I have.
Rufo is the sanest of all the characters.
Uh, trying to snag the locker next to Sheryl Sandberg in the executive gym is an entirely unworthy goal for a woman of child-bearing age, and not exactly helpful to her fertility - let alone her future happiness.
Feminist overvaluing of places on the corporate ladder has done incalculable societal harm. Those careers were designed for aggressive, territorial males, and trying to reprogram women to play the game the way men do has been disastrous.
I don’t think the quest for control of life is going to succeed, no matter how much technology we throw into it.