Freezing Time: How COVID-19 Changed the Reality of Egg Freezing
Remember when freezing your eggs was an unrealistic option?
A lot of people today have every moment of their daily lives scheduled. This has often made fitting something in like egg freezing an almost impossible or unnecessary task.
When COVID-19 hit, egg freezing turned into a realistic situation for many single individuals. Some women made the decision to freeze their eggs based on the fact that the pandemic made dating and finding a partner much more difficult. For others, the pandemic gave them space to think through the egg freezing process in more detail, essentially “freezing” time.
Many women go through life hoping they will never have to freeze their eggs. The concept is therefore stored as a novel idea in the back of their heads. Women often desire to prevent pregnancy until they feel ready, but then want it to happen quickly once they are.
During the pandemic, a lot of women rushed to the idea of egg freezing out of worry that they would lose their jobs along with the healthcare coverage that they held through their employers. While the pandemic did “freeze” time in the sense that it gave women the chance to think about the option of egg freezing more thoroughly, it is important to understand that it’s not a lifelong insurance policy.
Fertility treatments can be tough on the body, and many women are just not ready for that strain. Being pregnant or getting pregnant may be a “natural” thing, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy. That’s why women shouldn’t rush into freezing their eggs and should take the time to understand the process.
Congratulations to all the women who are taking their first steps towards gaining control over their fertility health and future. There are many factors that go into freezing your eggs, but we believe that if you see children in your future, but know that NOW is not the right time, egg freezing may be a great option for you.