A large number of women put off pregnancy to advance their careers. According to the data published by CDC in 2017, the birth rate among women aged 30 to 34 years surpassed that of women aged 25 to 29 years. Although the difference was not very much, this raised an important question of why women aren’t prioritizing childbirth.
An article by Healthline quoted that women are getting their unfertilized eggs frozen, medically known as oocyte cryopreservation, to focus completely on work. However, there isn’t much evidence of the success of egg freezing for the long-term.
Some women fear that becoming pregnant will subject them to discrimination in the workplace. There have been a large number of cases where women have lost their jobs because they were pregnant. Discriminating against pregnant women is not just unethical, but also illegal and women should have knowledge of their rights, says Jack Quentin Nichols an Austin employment lawyer. [Read more…]