Posts tagged "biological clock"

True Story: I’m Freezing My Eggs

"If you want to have kids you'd better do it while you’re young. The women in our family go through menopause early — 38 to be exact. Your grandmother? 39." My mother said that to me every few weeks from the moment I started menstruating until I hit 30. But at 25, I was more…

By: Melissa Noble / September 12, 2014

Frisky Rant: Don’t Listen To Kirstie Allsopp — Choose College Before Kids

I’m more than sure Kirstie Allsopp is going to take a beating from the Internet in the last few days over encouraging young women to forego higher education for a job, an apartment, a boyfriend, and a baby.  She argues that career doesn’t have a time limit, while (for most people) child-bearing does. I’m not…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 2, 2014

Girl Talk: My Stupid Freaking Biological Clock

Last summer, I had my  first panic attack, and it was induced by children. By the way, I don’t have any kids. During an office baby shower, a female colleague about 15 years my senior reminded me that I was next, since I was married, 27, and only had an estimated 12 percent of my…

By: Michelle Garcia / May 6, 2013

Hot Links: Now You Can Actually Watch Your Biological Clock Tick

If the internal ticking of your biological clock isn't annoying you enough, now there's an actual clock that counts down how much longer you're fertile. Part of me wants to declare this ingenious. Another part of me wants to cry in a corner. [The Stir] Kisses can be great, but when they're bad, they are horrible. Here…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2012

Zooey Deschanel & 10 Other Celebs Who Don’t See Kids In Their Futures

She may be a bit of a kid at heart, but Zooey Deschanel doesn't want any of her own. "[Having kids has] never been my focus," she tells the current issue of Marie Claire. "My sister was always very motherly, babysitting and stuff. I like kids, and I like being around kids--but it was never an ambition, something, like, I…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 27, 2012

We Want Grandchildren, Dammit! Parents Are Paying To Freeze Their Adult Daughters’ Eggs

Mother Nature's biological clock stops for no one, not even wannabe grandparents. And that's why, instead of nagging their daughters about why they have not settled down and started pumping out babies, The New York Times reports that today's moms and dads are helping to foot the bill to freeze their eggs. Well, rich mom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2012

Girl Talk: People Have Strong Feelings About My Ovaries

When you're 32, have no serious romantic prospects besides the one(s) in your head, most of your close friends are getting married or having babies, and the only thing you're sure of is that you'd like to have a baby someday too, you spend a lot of time thinking about how that's going to happen.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 15, 2011

Fertility Expert Says 20-Something Women Should Freeze Their Ovaries

When it comes to baby-craving, I am a complete lady cliché. I remark that my own ovaries are rotting between bites of huevos rancheros at brunch. I joke about having a back-up plan that involves "accidentally" getting knocked up by someone handsome, successful, and smart. Just this morning, I got an email from a pregnant…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2010

Girl Talk: How I Deal With Having A Case Of The Babies

A few days ago, I learned that a childhood friend of mine was pregnant and found myself unexpectedly exuberant over the idea of buying mini-things for a mini (and quite possibly bald) person who is to arrive in Arizona sometime around the ides of March. I thought this tiny soul should own my mini "Teenage…

By: Maude Standish / October 4, 2010

Girl Talk: Babies Can Wait Until After My College Reunion

A few years ago, I jokingly declared that I would refrain from reproducing until after my 10-year college reunion. That way, I said (again, facetiously, although of course I’d be lying if there weren't a tiny grain of vain truth to all this hilarious jokery), I wouldn’t have to worry about losing baby weight or…

By: Claire Zulkey / August 12, 2010

Girl Talk: My Biological Clock Is Broken

I'm smack in the middle of my 30s and recently married. For some childless women my age, this is tick-tick-tick time. However, while other women may be intimately in touch with their ovulation cycles, I'm in no hurry to have kids now, if ever. My old man and I have talked about it, but we're…

By: Colleen Kane / August 5, 2010

Why Women Get Friskier As They Near 40

According to a new study, older women — "cougars," if you must — are total horn dogs and they've got their waning fertility to blame (or credit?). Psychologists from the University of Texas at Austin polled almost 900 women about their attitudes towards sex, and learned that women aged 27 to 40 (those past their…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 7, 2010

Girl Talk: I Had My Tubes Tied

When a study released in late June revealed that one in five women would remain childfree into the next generation, a lot of people were shocked. I wasn’t. In an ironic twist of fate, I had my tubes tied the same weekend.

By: E.M. Todd / July 6, 2010

22 Ways To Stop Your Biological Clock

Yesterday, I admitted to having a bad case of baby fever. But what I failed to mention is I’m single, broke as a joke, and heck, I can barely clean up after my own puking, crying, and screaming! There’s just no way I can have an adorable bundle of 50 percent me, 50 percent someone…

By: Simcha / July 2, 2010

29 Signs Your Biological Clock Is Ticking

I thought I could beat science. I thought breeding would be best left to girls with, you know, feelings. It was for women whose gag reflex is strong enough to handle rooms full of "baby pink" and stores with names like "A Pea In The Pod." I remember watching Marisa Tomei in "My Cousin Vinny"…

By: Simcha / July 1, 2010

I Only Have 12 Percent Of My Eggs Left?

I think about babies a lot. Big, fat tears rolled down my cheeks while watching Kourtney Kardashian give birth on Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." I secretly and selfishly hope my pregnant friend's baby daddy will chicken out of being in the delivery room and I'll get to be there with her.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2010

10 Scary Childbirth Facts That’ll Alarm You More Than Your Biological Clock

Is there anything in the world cuter than a baby in a little doofy winter hat? If you answered yes, your biological clock is ticking louder than Marisa Tomei’s in “My Cousin Vinny.” And I’m right there with you, girl! But just because Mother Nature is ready for us to spawn, doesn’t mean we are.

By: Simcha / February 15, 2010

Beating The Clock: 30-Something Women Have Babies On The Brain

Ask almost any childless women in her 30s to name five things that have been on her mind lately, and there's a good chance she'll mention her biological clock. It may not be the first thing she names — her career, the economy, saving for a house, her parents' health, the health of her relationship,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 14, 2009

Boobs On The Hunt For A Husband

Single and on the prowl? Triump International has developed a high-tech bra outfitted with a timepiece that marks the time it's taking you to find a husband. Talk about baggage you can wear! But this bra doesn’t solely support your boobs -- it’s includes a pen with which you can sign the pre-nup, and the…

By: Simcha / May 13, 2009

Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock: The Sweet Sound Of The Male Biological Clock

I'm gonna be honest. I'm turning 30 this year and my biological clock is a-tickin'. I want kids in the next 3-5 years, partially because I don't want to fork over any dough for fertility treatments. That's why -- along with marathon sessions of "The Millionaire Matchmaker" -- I'm rapidly losing patience with men my…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2009
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