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‘My twin sister had a baby and it’s changed how I feel about motherhood’


by Jennifer McShane
15.06.21

As her identical twin grapples with first-time motherhood, Jennifer McShane feels her biological clock ticking louder than ever and finds herself at a crossroads when it comes to deciding to have children of her own. 

For at least 21 years of my life, I felt my identical twin sister and I walked – well, I hobbled – the same path together. Milestones were hit equally, birthdays always felt euphoric and happy – our lives stretched out ahead of us.  We were a pair; almost one and the same (though not quite, when one of us has Cerebral Palsy). Would we live together? Travel to new countries together? We had each...

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