Unwanted pregnancy loss, commonly referred to as miscarriage, is quite devastating. Couples go through distressing emotions after a miscarriage, often craving for another pregnancy as part of the healing process.
Apple and Facebook have recently offered to pay for the cost of egg freezing as a benefit for their female employees. Frozen eggs are literally banked for use in the future, when the time is right to have a family. It’s an artificial way of fertility preservation, in attempts to negate the natural fertility decline with age.This lessens the pressure on women to conceive within certain age limits.
Advanced fertility treatment is commonly referred to as test-tube babies. The scientific terminology is In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). In simplified terms it means fertilization takes place outside the body, in highly regulated and specialized labs. Once the eggs are fertilized, they become embryos, and are then allowed to grow in the lab for a few days before being placed into the woman’s womb (uterus).