‘Panic parenting’ fear drives many women to freeze eggs
[Health 24, 12/20/18] Many more women are now considering the option of freezing their eggs as a way of extending the window of time they have to pursue genetic motherhood.
Trying to avoid “panic parenting” is the reason why many single women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons, a small new study suggests.
Panic parenting refers to having a relationship just to have a baby.
“Whilst the number of women freezing their eggs remains small, many more are now considering this option as a way of extending the window of time they have to pursue genetic motherhood,” said researcher Kylie Baldwin, from the Centre for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University in Leicester, England.
“Clinics providing this technology have a responsibility to support informed decision-making by providing women who inquire about egg freezing with detailed information about the likelihood of achieving a live birth specific to their age at freezing,” Baldwin added……..
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