I was interested in Monica’s article in Retro regarding older mothers.
Both my parents were the youngest in large families and born when their parents were in their 40s.
Subsequently, I was born when my parents were in their 40s and sadly never knew or had a special relationship with my grandparents.
I always felt as a child and even now, that I was missing something.
My husband and I were in our 60s when our grandchildren were born and we cherish our special time with them.
Already first-time grandparents are getting older and I feel it is such a shame.
Fortunately, due to good health and keeping active, most grandparents are able to enjoy their grandchildren but I’m sure they would appreciate having longer to enjoy them.
I would urge those planning to have children to please consider this carefully before waiting so long for parenthood.
Christine Langham, Walkley, Sheffield