Rachel Lehmann-Haupt is one of the nation’s premier experts on the future of family life, career timing, and the influence of science and technology on fertility and pregnancy. As the author of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family (Basic Books, 2009 and Nothing But the Truth, 2015) she has influenced and been an inspiration to thousands of women who are searching for the best ways to balance their desires for a successful career, a good relationship, and children. Her articles on the topic have been featured everywhere from the New York Times to In Style. The Chicago Tribune has profiled her for her practical choice to freeze her eggs; she has appeared on NPR and Good Morning America speaking on the topic, and has been quoted on the front page of the New York Times.
Lehmann-Haupt knows this topic because she is living it. In 2012, she gave birth to her son, Alexander, who she conceived via donor insemination, as single mom by choice, or a DIY mom, a phrase that she coined. In her writing and speaking, she gives a personal face and offers life strategies to these relevant social trends that intimately affect women’s lives. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York, O magazine, Self, Outside, Wired, and Vogue. She graduated with distinction in English literature from Kenyon College, and has a Masters in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
As a content strategist and editorial director, she builds teams that include writers, designers, developers, and video producers, and manages the creation and editing of all the elements of a digital media product. StoryMade Studios is expert in creating custom content that humanizes science and technology brands, specifically focusing on health, parenting, advanced reproductive technology, neuroscience, women, sustainability, and food. Lehmann-Haupt has been a senior content strategist and strategic advisor for a number of technology start-ups, media properties, and non-profits including TED Books, The Dwell Store, Wired Magazine, BabyCenter.com, Code for America, Bridge Housing, and Ornish Lifestyle Medicine/ShareCare, where she launched Ornish Living magazine.