On March 15, 2016, Refinery 29 interviewed In Her Own Sweet Time author Rachel Lehmann-Haupt.
“Taking a leap of faith about doing that has actually turned out to be the best decision I ever made in my life,” she tells me. Now, Lehmann-Haupt demystifies that leap for other women through her articles, speaking engagements, and books, including In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family. While egg freezing and IVF remain prohibitively expensive for many women and not widely covered by insurance, Lehmann-Haupt’s book outlines what any woman considering motherhood should know about her fertility. Originally published in 2010 and updated this year, the part-memoir, part-manual holds wisdom for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Read on for our interview with Lehmann-Haupt on the book and the importance of understanding your reproductive options — no matter how far in the future motherhood may seem.