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Women should have babies before 35 (13th September, 2013)

An expert thinks women should have babies before they are 35. Professor Mary Herbert said 35 is when the "clock strikes 12". It is riskier to be pregnant after 35. It is also difficult to help older women have a baby. The professor gave doctors and nurses an important message at a science festival. She said: "The best cure of all is to have your babies before this clock strikes 12." She said she would worry if her daughter didn't have a child by 35.


 
 

Many women put off having a baby until they are older. They do not want to stop working. They also get married and settle down at a later age. The professor said we must help younger women have babies. We need to understand what barriers stop women having children early. A childcare expert agreed. She said you can't order babies. Women don't always find a partner and a house before they are 32. She said: "The right man doesn't always just come along."

 


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Sources:
http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/midwifery-and-neonatal-nursing-/women-should-have-babies-before-35-warns-professor/5063112.article
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/have-babies-by-age-of-35-say-experts-1-3086219

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MATCHING


 
 
 

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

when the clock

a.

older women

2.

riskier to be

b.

and nurses

3.

difficult to help

c.

festival

4.

doctors

d.

pregnant after 35

5.

an important

e.

didn't have a child

6.

a science

f.

message

7.

The best

g.

strikes 12

8.

worry if her daughter

h.

cure of all

PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

put off

a.

have babies

2.

They do not want

b.

married

3.

get

c.

to stop working

4.

settle

d.

expert

5.

we must help younger women

e.

down

6.

barriers stop

f.

having a baby

7.

a childcare

g.

man

8.

the right

h.

women having children

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

An (1) ___________________ should have babies before they are 35. Professor Mary Herbert said 35 is when (2) ___________________ 12". It is riskier (3) ___________________ after 35. It is also difficult to help older women have a baby. The professor gave doctors and nurses an important (4) ___________________ science festival. She said: "The best cure (5) ___________________ your babies before this clock strikes 12." She said (6) ___________________ if her daughter didn't have a child by 35.

Many women (7) ___________________ a baby until they are older. They do not want (8) ___________________. They also get married and settle down (9) ___________________. The professor said we must help younger women have babies. We need to understand (10) ___________________ women having children early. A childcare expert agreed. She said you can't order babies. Women don't always (11) ___________________ and a house before they are 32. She said: "(12) __________________ doesn't always just come along."

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Anexpertthinkswomenshouldhavebabiesbeforetheyare35.Profe
ssorMaryHerbertsaid35iswhenthe"clockstrikes12".Itisriskiertob
epregnantafter35.Itisalsodifficulttohelpolderwomenhaveababy.
Theprofessorgavedoctorsandnursesanimportantmessageatasci
encefestival.Shesaid:"Thebestcureofallistohaveyourbabiesbefor
ethisclockstrikes12."Shesaidshewouldworryifherdaughterdidn't
haveachildby35.Manywomenputoffhavingababyuntiltheyareold
er.Theydonotwanttostopworking.Theyalsogetmarriedandsettled
ownatalaterage.Theprofessorsaidwemusthelpyoungerwomenha
vebabies.Weneedtounderstandwhatbarriersstopwomenhavingc
hildrenearly.Achildcareexpertagreed.Shesaidyoucan'torderbabi
es.Womendon'talwaysfindapartnerandahousebeforetheyare32.
Shesaid:"Therightmandoesn'talwaysjustcomealong."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

Write about babies for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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