70 And Pregnant? Fertility Campaign Stirs Ire

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.”

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