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Content Tagged: age

I am 51 and I just found out that my new 38 year old wife is pregnant. I already have 2 grandchildren from my previous children. How will I do it all again? This is supposed to be my relaxing years, my years to be my self again.

Written by our mental health expert, Emily Koert, Registered Clinical Counsellor and Ph.D. Candidate. It’s understandable that you’re feeling anxious about the thought of becoming a new parent again at 51, especially when you’re already a grandparent and believed that your parenting years were behind you. You certainly are not alone. Many men who had […]

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Postponing parenthood to gain our financial “footing”

My name is Kate. I was the typical “roving” 20-something – after graduating with my undergraduate degree and degree in teaching, I travelled to Asia, teaching English to finance my travels. Eventually I explored Africa, India, and the Middle East before returning to my home state when I was 25. I was ready to settle […]

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I am 33 and not in a position to have children for at least another 5 or 6 years. I’ve been freaking out with all the talk these days about age-related fertility declines. But I recently read an article by Jean Twenge that argues fertility doesn’t drop off the map for women in their mid- to late 30s. Is it true that the majority of women can safely wait to have children until their late 30s and early 40s? I guess what I’m really asking is “how long I can wait”?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. As women, we’re born with a certain number of eggs, and each month, in fact almost every day, eggs are being used or dying. Eventually we run out of eggs and that’s when the menopause occurs. The […]

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The inconvenient truth of fertility decline

Written by our guest contributor, Irenee Daly, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. This post originally appeared in BioNews.org, Issue 713 and has been excerpted with the author’s and journal’s permission. The July/ August edition of the US magazine, The Atlantic, featured the article ‘How long can you wait to have a […]

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