Let’s face what should be an obvious truth here: women are becoming mums later and later.
As older mums become more and more common, you would think that society’s response to them would be more welcoming. But, it seems that isn’t yet the case. If you’re an older lady, whether you’re a first time mum or just looking to add to your brood, you’ll know that trying to conceive (TTC) can be hard. And it isn’t any easier with comments like these!
1. That You Wanted Your Kids Young
Oh did you, that’s great! As far as you know, this older mum also wanted to have her kids young, but time is a fickle b*tch. You won’t know the story about why she didn’t have kids younger, or why she wants more children now, so telling her that you definitely wanted your kids young helps, well it helps exactly ZERO. It’s lovely that you wanted your kids young, and that you did that, but her story is different from yours, so let her do it her way.
2. Anything About Fertility Treatments
When people hear that an older mum is trying to conceive, the first thing they jump to asking her about is fertility treatments. Let us say right now: It’s Not Your Business. Fertility treatments are a very personal choice for a woman, and not something you should be talking about as though it’s yet more gossip fodder. And while we’re at it, let’s avoid treading into the territory of older celebrity mums and how they manage pregnancies later and later. We don’t know their story either!