The cofounder of Modern Fertility says data reveals why there won’t be a COVID-19 baby boom and what other obstacles stand in the way of starting families.
There’s always something that’s standing in the way of the “right” time to have kids. We used to put our careers on hold for family. Now, we put families on hold to have a career and abide by societal milestones—to hit this certain salary, own that home, land the job, marry the right partner—before even thinking about children. We have a lot more opportunities and authority in our lives, but fertility is getting more complicated. About one in six couples struggle to conceive, and for the first time in history, more women are having their first kid in their thirties than in their twenties.
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