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Family Connections

Susan Kane-Ronning

Family Connections – When the Fertility Clock is Ticking: Yearning for a Baby at Mid-Life

The biological urge for a baby can become an obsessive goal for a woman quickly approaching her forties. Lesley King, author of The Baby Pact, and blogger for The Inner Adventure, joins Family Connections to discuss the the developmental and biological issues for women who may be single and want a child in their lives. In 2010, one in twelve babies was born to a woman 35 years or older; as of 2009, there were more than 10 million single moms in the United States. As women feel their biological clock quickly ticking away without a prospective mate, they are turning to other options to have a child. This segment of Family Connections discusses the myriad of choices, from fertility treatments such as , insemination, and in vitro, to surogacy and adoption options. As a single woman who went through her own period of self-discovery and reflection about her own desire for a child, Lesley engages in a great discussion you’ll find informative and interesting.