Category Archives: infertility

Common Myths about Having a Child Later in Life

Here’s a story on CBS Online HealthPop about some of the Common Myths about Having a Child Later in Life – based on data from the new edition of READY, just out this week.

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Policy Talk Redux

The Real No-Brainer Fair Pay, Fertile Future Childcare as Infrastructure Remember Mama? Darn It! Recycling Frugality Slut Limbaugh Pushing Babies Ready or Not?

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New Resource for Later Moms to Be

For Mother’s Day, Flower Power Mom is mounting a new resource for later moms and those looking to become moms in their 40s, called INFORMED CHOICES. Here’s my video contribution (with a skype-induced time lag). Check it out and pass … Continue reading

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New Parents @ 50+

Here’s a link to a cover story in New York Mag this week, about the way delayer trend — women who have kids at 50 or later. Parents of a Certain Age. The article, by Lisa Miller, discusses both egg … Continue reading

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A Dose of Pro-Natalism for Mother’s Day: What’s Up with That?

Pronatalism (basically, promoting more births) serves a variety of purposes, which you may variously like or not – but be on the look out in the coming months for texts that claim to be pushing babies on you for your benefit. There may be other logics at work and groups seeking to benefit as well. Continue reading

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