Monday, August 18, 2003


On last night's 60 Minutes (“The Biological Clock”) Lesley Stahl reports that our biological clocks aren't ticking any more slowly. Despite advances in fertility medicine, "virtually no women over the age of 44 are able to have a baby using their own eggs." Unfortunately, many young women are concentrating on their careers and delaying childbearing, under the impression that they will be able to get pregnant when they are in their early 40's, then finding out too late that it is no longer possible (or is very, very difficult).

It’s time for us to wake up and realize that we can't have it all. I'm not saying that women can't have careers, shouldn't have careers, or shouldn't work while raising children. I am saying that you can give 100% to your career, or 100% to your family, but not both. You will have to make a compromise somewhere. What is most important to you?

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