10 de May, 2023

I want to be a mother: Motherhood and its different forms

If you have ever heard a woman say, "I want to be a mother," you have to keep reading.

Mother is a word that encompasses multiple forms and scenarios. Around the world, the meaning of motherhood has transformed over the past years. Some women are mothers that have formed a family different from the traditional model of mother, father, and children, generating multiple realities about what motherhood means.

While millions of women already experience the joy of being a mother, many also harbor a deep desire to be one, to embrace their own child, and to experience the unparalleled happiness that only motherhood can bring.

Amidst uncertainties and adversities, some find themselves on an unexpected path where dreams seem to fade away.

However, dear woman, let me tell you that motherhood is a vast and marvelous universe that transcends biological boundaries. We find an echo of hope that shows us that being a mother is not just about giving birth spontaneously but also about nurturing, guiding, and unconditionally loving in different ways.

To have children or not to have children? A dilemma for women around the world

More and more women around the world are making the decision not to have children. Global reality shows the trend since the 1960s, with a progressive decline in the number of births.

Global birth rate - World Bank

Nevertheless, there are still many women who wish to experience motherhood, although perhaps not under the same rules that governed traditional families several decades ago.

What are mothers like?

Even though fertility and childbearing desires are declining worldwide, motherhood is a universal experience that transcends borders and cultures, with women embracing the joy and challenges of raising children in diverse societies around the world.

According to recent data, approximately 86% of women become mothers by the age of 44. This staggering statistic highlights the significant role that motherhood plays in shaping our global population.

Regional variations in motherhood trends reveal intriguing insights. In Europe, for instance, the average age at which women have their first child has steadily increased in recent decades, reaching an average of 30 years.

This delay can be attributed to various factors such as higher education pursuits, career aspirations, and changing societal norms. Conversely, in some African and Asian countries, women tend to have children at a younger age, with a median age of around 23 years.

These cultural differences reflect the diverse values and priorities placed on motherhood across different societies.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that motherhood extends beyond biological ties. Assisted Reproduction rates are steadily increasing, with countless women across the globe choosing to become mothers through technology.

These remarkable individuals demonstrate the boundless capacity of maternal love and the willingness to embrace motherhood in unconventional ways.

Motherhood is a woman's choice

Being a mother is a decision that every woman should be able to exercise freely, without pressure from society, her family or anyone else; and although an increasing number of women are choosing not to be mothers, there are many others who want to be and face all kinds of complicated scenarios to consolidate that dream.

I want to be a mother!

15% of women of reproductive age who wish to become mothers face problems conceiving when trying to conceive with their partners, but many of them have managed to achieve their goal with the help of different assisted reproduction techniques.

Contrary to what some people often think, women who decide to do everything in their power to become mothers are as diverse as reality itself. Some have faced complex medical situations, and others have chosen to do it without a partner or with a female partner:

I want to be a mother, I chose to be a single mother

Cisne, Anthar and Ghalen - Ingenes family

Cisne is a woman who decided to become a single mother with the help of a multi-cycle In Vitro Fertilization treatment.

I want to be a mother, I chose to be a mother after 40

Cecilia and Angelica - Ingenes family

Cecilia is a woman who decided to postpone motherhood until she was ready and became pregnant after the age of 48.

I want to be a mother, I chose to be a mother with my female partner

Marilú, Karla and their baby Camilo - Ingenes Family

Karla and Marilu decided to share their motherhood and have a child with the help of the ROPA Method of In Vitro Fertilization.

If you want to be a mother, come to Ingenes!

Being a mother has multiple forms and different scenarios, but all motherhood must be chosen, as it has a direct and positive impact on the quality of life of the family, its environment, and the entire community.

If you want to be a mother, don't give up. Every case is unique, and thanks to technology and medical advancements, your dream can come true through Assisted Reproduction. Get in touch with Ingenes!

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