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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.



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




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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