Childbirth economics: What older moms and teenage pregnancy say about opportunity in Ontario

Patrick Cain and Carmen Chai, Global News : Wednesday, February 20, 2013 1:57 PM

TORONTO — Jodi Aslin is 41 years old and seven months pregnant.

In Ontario, she’s no longer an anomaly.

Ms. Aslin was in no rush to start a family: She spent her 20s studying social work and teaching English in Korea, and met her husband at 34. A year later, they decided they wanted children.

It took almost five years and more than $20,000 in fertility treatments, but her daughter Jamie is now two years old. Ms. Aslin’s second child is due in April.

“We recognize that we’re in the older crowd, but we’re happy. I feel great.”

Full story and interactive here.

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