In 2005, one in every twelve women giving birth for the first time in the US was 35 or older, while in 1970 it was just one in one hundred. Add in the many contemporary later adoptive moms and you’ve got a substantial portion of the population starting families after 35! This is part of a trend among women all around the globe toward starting families later than their mothers did.
I wrote this book to explore why so many women are making this choice, and what the effects are for the individual women involved, their families and the wider world.
While polemics often rule the modern mommy scene, my aim here is to look at the big picture, exploring the many facets of this immense change in human behavior, from many angles.
I hope the book and this site will serve to generate a vigorous discussion of all the dynamics involved in the new later motherhood trend.
Let me know what you think.