Cari Rosen, a former television executive from north London who now works part-time for the website Gransnet, was “43 and a quarter” when she gave birth to her daughter, now three. She says the economics of having a child later in life have made it easier to put the family first.
“A lot of my friends felt under pressure to go back to work full-time when their kids were young, but being older I didn’t – partly because at my age I have more financial security, and partly because I feel less pressure to prove myself career-wise.”
Ms Rosen, now 46, dismisses those who criticize later-life parenthood. “I didn’t meet someone I wanted a child with until I was 39. Before that, the question was: ‘Do you have a child with someone you don’t want to spend the rest of your life with – or do you cross your fingers that you will meet the right person?’ People say it’s selfish, but it seems to me more selfish to bring a child into a relationship that is not right. I think some women do make that compromise.”
This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Telegraph.co.uk
Read more: Cari Rosen was 43 and a quarter
Originally posted on March 4, 2012.
Photo credit: CariRosen.com
All rights reserved
TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4
by Cari Rosen
-- Whatever your age, becoming a mum for the first time brings with it excitement, anxiety and numerous challenges.
But how do you cope when, to top it all, you discover you are old enough to be the mother of everyone else in your NCT group?
The story of one woman, one new baby, a slipped disc and rather too many wrinkles, The Secret Diary of a New Mum (Aged 43 1/4) follows the tale of a midlife mum as she tries to make the transition from experienced TV producer to utterly inexperienced parent.
One in five babies is born to a mum over 35, and the number of over 40's giving birth has doubled.
The first humorous narrative account of what it's really like to be a midlife mum - whether it's deftly side-stepping any questions about age and baby number two or weeping as younger counterparts ping back into their size ten jeans within thirty seconds of giving birth.
This is the thoroughly entertaining, insightful and often hilarious account of what happens as you face up to menopause and new motherhood at the same time.
Paperback: 256 pages - Click to order/for more info: The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4 - US | Canada | UK
-- Start reading The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4 on your Kindle in under a minute! US/Canada | Canada | UK
Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.
• Follow us on Twitter, join the conversation on our Facebook page, circle us on Google+, follow our pins on Pinterest.
More Frugal Blogs and Websites:
• Born to Love: All your cloth diapering needs, and much more - naturally! We are strong advocates of the personal, social and environmental benefits of natural parenting.
• Frugal Freebies: Keep up with the latest free stuff, deals, coupons, and other ways to save money!
• My Frugal Baby Tips: Taking care of baby and mom needs naturally, does not have to cost a whole lot of money!
• Life Begins... - Pregnancy stories of loss, hope and help
• Pregnancy Stories by Age - Daily blog of hope and inspiration!
• You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's - Sharing articles, discussing options and suggestions
• Stories of Pregnancy and Birth over 44 - sharing news stories I find online, for inspiration!