Rachel Lehman-Haupt is an award-winning science writer and expert on the future of family life, career timing, and the influence of science and technology on fertility, pregnancy, and family. Kirkus Reviews wrote her first book, In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family (Basic Books, 2009), “gracefully combines a revealing, engaging memoir with admirably nuanced social commentary.”
The age of motherhood is on the rise across the developing world. As a result, many women and couples increasingly rely on new choices and science to create their families. This includes advanced reproductive technologies like egg freezing, invitro fertilization, the use of donor eggs, gestational carriers, and the option to become a DIY mom or dad, a phrase Lehmann-Haupt coined.
Lehmann-Haupt has been profiled by the Chicago Tribune for her practical and brave choice to freeze her eggs when she was thirty-seven and has been quoted on the front page of the New York Times. She has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, the Wall Street Journal’s Lunch Break, Bay Area Focus, and Lauren Schiller’s Inflection Point podcast speaking on the topic. In her writing and public speaking, she gives a personal face to and offers life strategies for the most relevant social trends that intimately affect women’s lives. Lehmann-Haupt’s writing has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsweek, Slate, New York, Vogue, Outside, Wired, Business Week, and Neo.Life. She is also the founder of StoryMade Studio. a boutique storytelling and editing studio