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

A expert thinks women should have babies before they are 35 years old. Professor Mary Herbert said the age of 35 is like when the "clock strikes 12". She said it is riskier to become pregnant after 35. She added that it was difficult to help with as women got older. Professor Herbert gave doctors and nurses an important message in a speech at a science festival. She said: "The best cure of all is to have your babies before this clock strikes 12." She added: "I would be getting worried about my daughter if she hadn't had a child by 35."


 
 

Many women choose to put off having a baby until they are older. One of the biggest reasons is they do not want to stop their career. Women are also marrying or settling down at a later age. Professor Herbert said society must think about how to help younger women have babies. She said: "We need to understand what the barriers are to women having their children early." A childcare expert, Belinda Phipps, agreed. She said you can't order babies. She added that 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.

a.

strikes 12

2.

when the clock

b.

festival

3.

riskier to become

c.

about my daughter

4.

difficult to help with

d.

pregnant

5.

doctors

e.

expert

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a speech at a science

f.

all

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the best cure of

g.

as women got older

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getting worried

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and nurses

PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

put off

a.

the barriers are

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one of the biggest

b.

down

3.

settling

c.

a partner

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help younger women

d.

expert

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understand what

e.

having a baby

6.

childcare

f.

man

7.

find

g.

reasons

8.

the right

h.

have babies

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A (1) ___________________ women should have babies before they are 35 years old. Professor Mary Herbert said the age of 35 is like when (2) ___________________ 12". She said it is riskier to become pregnant after 35. She added that it was difficult to help with (3) ___________________. Professor Herbert gave doctors and nurses an important (4) ___________________ at a science festival. She said: "The (5) ___________________ is to have your babies before this clock strikes 12." She added: "I would be (6) ___________________ my daughter if she hadn't had a child by 35."

Many women (7) ___________________ having a baby until they are older. One of the (8) ___________________ they do not want to stop their career. Women are also marrying (9) ___________________ at a later age. Professor Herbert said society must think about how to help younger women have babies. She said: "We need to understand (10) ___________________ are to women having their children early." A childcare expert, Belinda Phipps, agreed. She said you (11) ___________________. She added that women don't always find a partner and a house before they are 32. She said: "The right man doesn't always (12) ___________________."

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Aexpertthinkswomenshouldhavebabiesbeforetheyare35
yearsold.ProfessorMaryHerbertsaidtheageof35islikewhenthe"cl
ockstrikes12".Shesaiditisriskiertobecomepregnantafter35.Shea
ddedthatitwasdifficulttohelpwithaswomengotolder.Profe
ssorHerbertgavedoctorsandnursesanimportantmessageinaspee
chatasciencefestival.Shesaid:"Thebestcureofallistohaveyourbab
iesbeforethisclockstrikes12."Sheadded:"Iwouldbegettingworrie
daboutmydaughterifshehadn'thadachildby35."Manywomenchoo
setoputoffhavingababyuntiltheyareolder.Oneofthebiggestreaso
nsistheydonotwanttostoptheircareer.Womenarealsomarryingorse
ttlingdownatalaterage.ProfessorHerbertsaidsocietymustthinkab
outhowtohelpyoungerwomenhavebabies.Shesaid:"Weneedtoun
derstandwhatthebarriersaretowomenhavingtheirchildrenearly."
Achildcareexpert,BelindaPhipps,agreed.Shesaidyoucan'torderb
abies.Sheaddedthatwomendon'talwaysfindapartnerandahouseb
eforetheyare32.Shesaid:"Therightmandoesn'talwaysjustcomeal
ong."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

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

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