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Content Tagged: timing

Deadlocked: I’m ready for kids … and she’s not

My name is Eric and my wife’s name is Polly. We’ve been together 7 years, and tied the knot 5 years ago. We had the kid conversation early in our relationship. Polly said she absolutely wanted to have kids some day. I was certain that I wanted them too. Around our first year anniversary, I […]

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Risks of delaying childbearing may begin before age 35

Contrary to previous beliefs, a new study suggests increased risks related to delayed childbearing may begin before age 35. Conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the University of Bergen, and published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, this study examined data from about one million first-time mothers in Sweden and Norway. The researchers compared the […]

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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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