My dad was her tenth and last child (seven of ten survived to adulthood). Since my grandma’s oldest daughter was already married, everyone in the small village in the Balcan mountains considered it shameful for my grandma to give birth to a baby at a time when she was supposed to help raise her grandchildren. So my grandmother let her last baby be raised by her daughter’s young family and everyone seemed perfectly fine with that. Even my father, who is now almost 70, saw nothing wrong with that arrangement.

In the US, women over 40 now represent the proportionally fastest growing age group having children. Amazing, right? Therefore, it makes sense that national US data from the previous fifteen years demonstrate that IVF clinics are also treating increasingly older women. Please continue reading the article here: Mothers at 35 plus: What medicine and society still need to learn about them.