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Delayed parenthood : its problems and coping strategies Alexander, Joy


This research involved the study of fifteen women who had their first child after the age of 30. By the use of an hour and half long unstructured interview it was discovered how these women experienced delayed motherhood, what problems they had and their coping strategies. From the transcripts of the interviews, the material was analyzed into 16 topics. From these 16 topics, 8 specific recommendations were developed to help women who delay having children in the transition to parenthood. The research concluded that although there are problems for women who delay having children, most women are content with their decision. They have developed strategies to cope with the problems they face.

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