Infertility treatment might be the new maternity leave

I was featured in a new piece from the Globe and Mail’s Leah Eichler that looks at work and infertility treatment.

It’s surprising to think that, just a few decades ago, women disguised their baby bumps in tummy-concealing maternity wear. And it was just 11 years ago, when I was pregnant with my first child, that I was asked regularly whether I would leave the work force for good.

Fast-forward to today, where in many respects, we are experiencing a golden age for working mothers. Even when some working moms take role models like Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer to task for setting unrealistic expectations for the rest of us, it’s a far cry from having no role models at all. Even technology giants and Apple and Facebook appear to believe that women and their reproduction cycles are a talent management issue and confirmed that they will offer free egg freezing to female employees. They may be the first companies in the U.S. to offer this perk for non-medical reasons.

Read the full article…

Image: “eggs al natural” by Junctions  is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


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