Friday October 30, 2020

Turning back the clock

As more and more women delay motherhood to the detriment of their fertility, should they be able to avail of a treatment that promises to stop their biological clock? asks Fiona Ness.

29th September, 2012
An older mother and child: a growing number of women are leaving it too late to conceive. Photo: Getty

'You are not alone. Problems with conceiving a child are much more common than you realise. Around one in six couples experiences some difficulty in achieving a pregnancy . . . have you got a fertility issue?" The preamble from one of Ireland's fertility clinics aims to reassure.

You are not alone.

However, the chances are that if you are that one in six couples, you will feel dreadfully alone, as you see only children and families everywhere...

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