Dr. Frieda Birnbaum rose to fame seven years ago when she gave birth to twin boys via in vitro fertilization (IVF) at the age of 60. In this candid memoir, she sheds light on what it’s really like to raise twins in your 60s. To critics who said she’d be too tired, she explains that she has a new lease on life; at an age where many people think they should slow down, she’s empowered, not just to keep up with her boys, but also when it comes to her roles as a psychotherapist, wife, mother, and her relationship to herself. Above all, Birnbaum explains, women should not fear growing older. It’s possible to look and feel fabulous and glamorous in our 60s and beyond. Having children later in life allowed her to build a career first, something she believes had positive effects on self-esteem as well as being vital to the marriage relationship. As more women choose to give birth later in life, Birnbaum explains what it’s really like and why it can be a satisfying choice.
Life Begins at 60
- From the Publisher
May 3, 2016
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