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I should have had one more baby


by Jennifer McShane
25.08.21

The biological and emotional reality of longing for another child at the 11th hour

“My friends always said it after I had my second child – are you done, done? As in, will there be any more? Almost everyone I know has at least three children, so it didn’t seem like a pressurised question,” says Sarah,* a mum-of-two from Wexford. “I was really happy with two and didn’t think too much about it until I was in my late thirties,” she says. When asked what changed, Sarah says she...

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