The problem? The female body isn't waiting. Your fertility is not going to chill out just because you've decided to take some extra years. This is why egg freezing is so phenomenal: It suspends everything in time.
Kristen Mancinelli, Extend Fertility's director of partnerships and education, says the ideal age for said time suspension is younger than you might expect. "It's a good thing for women to think about as early as their mid-20s as a proactive way to preserve their options for if or when they are ready to have children," she says.
So if you're thinking about giving yourself egg freezing as a gift on your 35th birthday, you might want to reconsider.
The price tag for egg freezing is dropping
In the past, women who wanted to freeze their eggs were up against a hefty price tag. Not only was the procedure expensive, but you then had to rent out space in a lab for your eggs to live. When you're already paying rent for an apartment, this is a major deterrent from taking the plunge.
Luckily, there are other options. Today there are fertility clinics solely devoted to egg freezing, which greatly reduces the cost. At Extend Fertility, the prices for egg freezing are half of the normal cost, making it more manageable for us hardworking ladies.