They’re a hit in the Big Apple.
Women are working and focusing on their careers before having a family more today, than the generation before them. And as a result, women freezing their eggs to ensure fertility later in life is becoming more common.
But egg freezing has changed – it’s far from being the taboo subject that no one talks about. In fact it’s now become on trend in one of the biggest trend-setting cities in the world – New York. We’re sure it won’t take long to hit our shores down under either.
The new trend I’m referring to is ‘egg freezing parties’ – an event where cocktails and canapés mix with a conversation about the facts and information you need to know about freezing your eggs.
Girl’s night out anyone?
Egg-freezing parties are an event where women get educated on the science behind egg freezing and are offered to ‘freeze’ their fertility in a very open discussion. Think Tupperware parties where the items on sale involve egg storage instead of rice bubbles storage.
Don’t worry, the actual egg harvesting itself doesn’t happen during these soirées but information abounds and women can ask anything they like while enjoying alcohol fuelled conversation. (Maybe that helps!) For some women it’s a way to be open about a topic that is otherwise still pretty sensitive.
Katie Clark, a 35-year-old real estate agent spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald and said that she, “didn’t purposefully concentrate on [her] career.”
She told The SMH that she just hadn’t met a man by the time she turned 35, which she had already decided was her “cut-off”. “Better to freeze them now than be left without children if I don’t meet a man til I’m 40,” she said.
While the idea of throwing a party for your eggs seems a little left of anywhere, the idea stems from the pressure many women feel to conceive by a certain age.