A Daughter Too Young -- And Too Old -- To Freeze Eggs

05/16/2012 10:53 am ET
  • Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig parenting.blogs.nytimes.com

Robin: Oh, how well I understand the sentiment driving the middle-aged parents featured in yesterday’s New York Times story: “So Eager for Grandchildren, They’re Paying the Egg-Freezing Clinic.” I, too, am eager for grandchildren: 58 years old, with two grown daughters and with grandbaby lust so startling it can take my breath away.

But I wouldn’t offer to pay for my daughters to freeze their eggs — because they’re 32 and 28, and I think it might already be too late.

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