Here’s a link to a story by Karen West published in Seattle Woman Magazine in May.
The media stories on later motherhood focus most on infertility — but 1 in every 7 US babies is born to a mom 35+ and the average age at first birth for college grads is 30.
This article breaks the media pattern by looking at both pros and cons of delay –the reporter cites my work but also did a lot of interviewing on her own.
Birth timing, women’s work and the status of women as policy shapers all entwine. There’s no one right way — but we badly need a straightforward discussion of what’s at stake.