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Not Too Old

Woman's Weekly / 18th June 1965

I find it interesting that older motherhood is not being seen as a problem here, when there’s an awful lot of panic nowadays about women ‘delaying’ having their first child. I suspect that legitimate concern over how helpful IVF can be after a certain age has been extended to a general panic, which isn’t helpful.

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Braintree on 15 December 2011 @ 1pm

I think nowadays there’s a lot of ignorance about infertility. The assumption by most is that IVF for those who left it too late and that you stop being fertile at 35. If you are still having periods (and there are no other problems) then having your first in your late thirties/early forties isn’t unusual.

Tanya Jones on 19 December 2011 @ 9pm

That’s certainly the impression I’ve got, which contradicts the experience of my relatives! My gran had five children after she was 30, which was certainly late for the 1940s/50s.

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