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Parenting: Is Motherhood for You?

Are you thinking of having children? Who are you talking to about it? Jane is joined by Dr Ginette Carpenter, a university lecturer and Beth Follini, a life-coach.

18% of women in the UK are childfree at the age of 45, a higher percentage than in any other industrialised country except Spain and Austria (OECD figures). How are women making the decision about whether to have children or not, and what help is out there to help make it? Jane is joined by Dr Ginette Carpenter a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and childfree and Beth Follini who is a life-coach specialising in this area who has one son.

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