Alabama tornadoes, Luke Perry and freezing eggs: The Morning Rundown
An "expensive lottery ticket": More women are freezing eggs, but does it work?
Dr. Emily Goulet plays with her 10-month-old son Charlie. It took almost two years and seven grueling rounds of in vitro fertilization for her to conceive. (Photo: Cooper Neill / for NBC News)Cooper Neill / for NBC News
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The Senate is poised to pass a measure to halt President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. Alabama takes stock of the tornadoes' deadly toll. And with more women than ever now freezing their eggs, we take an in-depth look at the risks and costs associated with the trend.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., conceded Monday that he believes the opponents of Trump's declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border will have enough votes in the GOP-led Senate to pass a resolution aimed at blocking the move.
McConnell's comments came after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., became the fourth Senate Republican to say that he expected to vote in favor of the resolution — a commitment that would ensure the measure would pass.
The move would be a major denunciation of the president from members of his own party and would set him up for the first veto of his presidency.
In the past decade, egg freezing has undergone major technological improvements: a more reliable cooling method; better analysis of embryos prior to being implanted; more effective medications to stimulate the ovaries before retrieving eggs; and more.
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“It’s an expensive lottery ticket,” said Dr. Emily Goulet, a Dallas infertility specialist. “If you win, you get the best payout ever: You get a child. But if you don’t win, you feel scammed.”
A year after two storage tank failures horrified thousands of women and fertility doctors, NBC News takes an in-depth look at some of the major issues around egg freezing: Who's on the hook when freezers go bad? Has technology changed since the failures? And, are women rethinking their plans in light of the risks and costs?