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9 Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Say To Older Mums Trying To Conceive

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9 Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Say To Older Mums Trying To Conceive

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!

9 Things You Definitely Shouldn't Say To Older Mums Trying To Conceive

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.

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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!

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Oceana Setaysha

Senior Writer A passionate writer since her early school days, Oceana has graduated from writing nonsense stories to crafting engaging content for...Read Morean online audience. She enjoys the flexibility to write about topics from lifestyle, to travel, to family. Although not currently fulfilling the job of parent, her eight nieces and nephews keep her, and her reluctant partner, practiced and on their toes. Oceana holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Writing and Indonesian, and has used her interest in languages to create a career online. She's also the resident blonde at BarefootBeachBlonde.com, where she shares her, slightly dented, wisdom on photography, relationships, travel, and the quirks of a creative lifestyle. Read Less

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