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Celebrity Culture Puts Unrealistic Veneer On Older Motherhood

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How are older mothers portrayed in popular culture?

This is a trick question, of course, since older mothers are rarely depicted on television and film. In fact, if aliens are now monitoring the planet’s TV networks and movie theatres for insight into human reproduction, they will conclude teen pregnancy is epidemic, multiple births (anywhere from four to eight) are routine, women in their 30s care more about work than family and, without exception, nobody over 40 ever gets pregnant.

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