First childbirth and motherhood at post natural fertile age: a persistent and intergenerational experience of personal and social anomaly?

@article{Chen2013FirstCA,
  title={First childbirth and motherhood at post natural fertile age: a persistent and intergenerational experience of personal and social anomaly?},
  author={Wendy L. Chen and Ruth N. Landau},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={
          16-32
        }
}
This study was aimed at understanding long-term psychosocial implications of first childbirth at post natural fertile age following assisted reproductive treatment. Twenty women, whose average age at childbirth was 45, participated. Findings show that the sense of anomaly experienced prior to pregnancy and childbirth related to infertility and advanced age continued during treatment, pregnancy, and motherhood. Participants associated their advanced age as cause for what they perceived as a… CONTINUE READING
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