Item description for But I Don't Feel Too Old to Be a Mommy!: The Complete Sourcebook for Starting (and Re-Starting) Motherhood Beyond 35 and After 40 by Doreen Nagle...
Overview Covers pregnancy and childbirth for women over the age of thirty-five, discussing such topics as infertility treatments, single and lesbian motherhood, foster parenting, adoption, surrogacy, and career considerations.
The traditional childbearing ages for women have been 20-29. Today, however, the trend to later childrearing is significant, with the numbers of mothers over the age of 35 having grown 75 percent in the last decade, while the numbers in the traditional ages continue to decline. From celebrities to the woman next door, later childrearing is no flash-in-the-pan fad "and isn't going to subside; future trends only show women will continue to delay motherhood," according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
"But I Don't Feel Too Old to Be a Mommy " is the first and only book to fully address the concerns of the ever-growing but greatly ignored audience of literate, educated women who have delayed motherhood. In this comprehensive work, women who are considering parenting in their 30s, 40s and later-whether for the first time or starting over-will find all the information they need to make informed choices.
Author Doreen Nagle, herself a first-time mom over 40, details the risks, rewards, rumors and resources-from making the decision to start a family, to every imaginable way to get there, to the realities of motherhood beyond 35 and 40. Issues covered include infertility, pregnancy, surrogacy, adoptions, the pros and cons of later motherhood, single parenting, and financial and career considerations. Complete with quotes from medical experts, later-in-life moms and their kids, this one-stop book will calm the doubts and fears of women considering motherhood after 35 and beyond 40 by providing supportive yet realistic information.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.85" Weight: 0.99 lbs.
Release Date Feb 7, 2002
ISBN 1558748288 ISBN13 9781558748286
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More About Doreen Nagle
Doreen Nagle writes a weekly column called "Parenting in a Nutshell." Her work, which includes writing on lifestyle and health topics, has appeared nationally (Family Circle, Gannet newspapers) as well as in radio syndication. Originally from New York, she lives in California with her psychotherapist-husband, Jules, and their son, Skyler.
Reviews - What do customers think about But I Don't Feel Too Old to Be a Mommy!: The Complete Sourcebook for Starting (and Re-Starting) Motherhood Beyond 35 and After 40?
Informative. Sep 5, 2008
This is a great read for anyone a little older who might be considering pregnancy. It's about the journey to get there, rather than being there. But even so, it's a really good read, expectant mom or not. Highly reommended, along with You Know You're Pregnant When. Reflections on the Longest Nine Months of My Life.
Not Particularly Useful Jul 21, 2008
I purchased this book when at age 40 I learned I was pregnant for the first time. I was hoping it would address medical and psychological issues with becoming a mother at this age but rather I found a meandering discussion about adoption, surrogacy and infertility. Its more of a vague discussion of options to consider if you are thinking about becoming a mother past age 35. If you are in fact pregnant or have a child coming this book provides precious little insight.
A much better book is Your Over 35 Week by Week Pregnancy Guide by Dr Shanahan
Everything you need to know in one book Aug 6, 2004
This book is not about humor, or girlfriend-to-girlfriend banter. It states all the facts before, during, and after the decision to tackle motherhood beyond the conventional age. There are resources and facts about fertility options, adoption (the author and her husband adopted a child from Russia) and all the other challenges to be faced. It is very honest about the pros and cons of late-life motherhood, the risks and the rewards, and it is good to have all this information in one volume, rather than having to hunt for the information elsewhere.
It has everything! Feb 15, 2004
I've read a few other books for women in our age group trying to become mothers, and they all say practically the same thing. I agree, this book is different and very, very, very complete without being prejudiced or insisting you do it her way! She also writes a weekly column on parenting called Parenting in a Nutshell that also has lots of info. Great Book!!
Tons of info I never thought of Oct 26, 2003
This book has lots of info I never thought about. I am in my mid-40s and for the first time I am thinking about becoming a mother. This book helps me think with my head as well as my heart and try to plan for my life. I also realize that becoming a mother is more than just worrying about getting pregnant (you know, can I/can't I?). Parenting a child is what it's about, no matter how I get there (like adoption). Nagle is vey encouraging without overselling. She also doesn't pretend to be an expert on fertility. If you are thinking about becoming a mother in your late 30's or more, this is the book.