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Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Reaching the age of 40 and the decision
Read this highly amusing blog entry in the Huffington post about turning 40 and all the questions that childfree women get asked - like are you going to see a fertility specialist?
I guess my only caveat would be that - it doesn't seem like the author has definately choosen a childfree life yet. And she mentions that it is a social driven biological clock fear. But, it is true that the odds of having a baby do go down fairly sharply after 40! Although, as one person who commented on this post said 40 is the new 30 - the reality is that our biology says otherwise. Women can start entering the menopause at 45.
I know I sound like the voice of doom and gloom - but I'm really, really glad if people choose to be childfree - it's just that if you do want kids, it's a heck of alot easier to conceive in your 30's than early 40's. But, then, this blogger talks about all the benefits of being childfree - so that probably is her choice at the end of the day.
Labels: biological clock, childfree lives. identity, making the decision whether to have children or not