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Pushing the Age Limits on Motherhood

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 03, 2007 | 0 comments

Talk of the Nation, May 15, 2007 · More women are having kids into their 40s, 50s and even 60s due to improvements in reproductive technology. The fastest-growing age group for new mothers is 40 to 44. Which raises the question, how old is too old to have a baby? Guests talk about what life is like for older moms and dads, and what the different social, economic and emotional pressures are.

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Guests:

Nancy London, author of
Hot Flashes Warm Bottles: First-Time Mothers Over Forty

Lauren Young, personal business editor at BusinessWeek

Steven Toushin, a 57-year-old father of twin girls who has six kids and is in his second marriage


Source: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10189860


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Hot Flashes Warm Bottles : First-Time Mothers Over Forty, by Nancy London. Publisher: Celestial Arts; 1 edition (April 19, 2001)-Hot Flashes Warm Bottles : First-Time Mothers Over Forty
by Nancy London

-- The first prescriptive and anecdotal guidebook for the multitudes of older moms, and distills the wisdom, insight, and practical advice gathered during her years as a therapist and support group leader.

With tips for renewing physical and sexual energy, parenting after infertility and adoption, balancing career and family, and caring for elderly parents, the personal stories from these older moms are often humorous, sometimes surprising, but always reassuring.

Without exception, the reader will be left with the comforting knowledge that she is not alone on her journey. Hot Flashes fills a much-needed place in the parenting field, at a time when more and more women are embracing motherhood later in life.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 192 pages
Click to order/for more info: Hot Flashes Warm Bottles







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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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