When the year of the dragon – considered the luckiest Chinese lunar year – kicked off today, it brought with it more than the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. It also heightened the stakes for Chinese couples eager to have “dragon babies.”
Today’s Wall Street Journal features top fertility companies – including BHED – in a front page article that explores the recent surge in Chinese and Chinese-American couples undergoing egg donation and IVF treatments in hopes of having a child in the year of the dragon. According to the WSJ, “Chinese often schedule important life events to take advantage of the luckiest times [...] even though births are trickier to plan, in 2000, the most recent year of the dragon, 202,000 babies were born in Taiwan than a year earlier.” BHED Managing Partner, Robyn Perchik, was interviewed for the piece – noting the huge surge in contracts signed for Chinese egg donors in recent months as compared to the same period last year.
Check out the full article here: