How would you live your life if you could stop your biological clock? If you could finally be free of the “baby panic” that has tormented an entire generation of women who postponed motherhood to pursue degrees or careers? Would you date better? Marry later? Relax more? Journalist Sarah Elizabeth Richards follows four women who attempt to preserve their fertility through the groundbreaking science of egg freezing.
Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It is a first-of-its-kind account of what happens to women after they freeze their eggs. Do they benefit from extra time? Do they make better decisions about men and mating? Finally, do their frozen eggs help them have babies years later when their natural fertility is gone? In a fascinating, fast-paced non-fiction book that reads like a novel, the author tackles these deeply human dilemmas – while examining the controversial science and social consequences of older motherhood. (Simon & Schuster)
"A fascinating, well-researched account of uncharted medical advances poised to turn the dating landscape upside down, Motherhood, Rescheduled reads like a page-turner novel full of suspense, plot twists, humor, and heartbreak. I cheered, I cried, and stayed up way too late wondering what would become of these women, then stayed up even later pondering the questions their stories raise."
(Lori Gottlieb, author of The New York Times bestseller Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough)
"Motherhood, Rescheduled is exactly the book my generation of women has needed. The option to delay parenthood is fantastically liberating, but with freedom comes the paradox of choice. With refreshing clarity and grace, Richards completely demystifies the social, emotional, and scientific complexities of egg freezing, arming the rest of us with the information we need to better plot our own lives. I only wish it had come along sooner."
(Kate Bolick, contributing editor for The Atlantic)