Some parties might be described as being pretty "chill" or perhaps the cocktails were served ice cold, but the shindig at a New York City hotel recently took the meaning "Let's Chill" very literally.
WPIX-TV reported that the fertility company EggBanxx hosts such parties to educate women who might not be ready to have kids now about freezing their eggs for the future. The idea is that the eggs could be frozen at an age when the woman is considered more fertile.
With companies like Apple and Facebook announcing that they cover some of the cost for egg-freezing procedures as an employee benefit, the spotlight has been turned toward companies that offer such services, like EggBanxx.
“You better believe it,” Leah Jane Lavin with EggBanxx told WPIX. “Why can plastic surgeons have Botox parties, and we can’t have egg freezing parties?”
The news station added that Lavin also practiced what she sells.
“I froze my eggs at 34,” the marketing executive said. “Whenever I’m ready those eggs will always be 34, no matter if I am 40, 42, they will always be 34.”
Women who choose to freeze their eggs do so for a variety of reasons, including careers or not having found the right man yet.
Tai Beauchamp told WPIX that she believes motherhood is "something that is meant for me" in the future.
"So if I can preserve that, my own fertility I just knew that it was the right thing for me to do," she told the news station, adding that she has yet to find Mr. Right.
Watch WPIX-TV's report:
The parties include meet-and-greet and question-and-answer sessions between women and doctors. As favors, WPIX reported that coupons for discounted services and suggested fertility and finance plans are sent home with some partygoers.
According to EggBanxx's website, one egg-freezing cycle costs up to $8,300 and includes a year of storage. Extra storage and more freezing cycles though cost extra.
The next "Let's Chill Egg Freezing Event" in New York later this month and there's one already on the books for December as well.