70 & Pregnant?
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|Fri, 05-31-2013 - 1:29pm|
With wrinkles and age spots, would an image of a pregnant 70-year-old woman be enough to get you thinking about your own fertility?
A controversial new campaign called “Get Britain Fertile” hopes to prod women into having children at a younger age. British TV personality Kate Garraway, a 46-year-old mother of two, appears in the campaign, transformed by make-up into a heavily pregnant, much older woman. Garraway tells The Telegraph that she had her kids at ages 38 and 42, and says it’s now too late for her to have a third child.
"I do look back now and realize that leaving pregnancy late can be a risky bet as diminishing fertility can stack the odds against you,” she told the newspaper. “In some ways I wish I’d had my babies younger.”
The group behind the campaign says it wants to start a conversation about the consequences of delaying childbirth. Some women, though, are furious about the ads.
Interesting concept. What do you think about the ad? Would a photo of a 70 yr old pregnant woman get you thinking about your own fertility?