Following on from my previous post Baby Race I watched the next two parts of the programme on C4 and it did get better. Certainly less depressing with more women having success on their chosen path to having children.
The biggest thing about the programme was that it kinda forced me to think about the issue consciously, which I really never had done before because I'd never been in a situation where to me having children was an option. Some of my friends who don't yet have children were also watching. Not all of them are single but even one of them who is in a relationship and has always been fairly put off by the idea of children was forced to ponder a little on the issue of her fertility. For todays educated, thinking women, facing the fact that your level of choice in the biggest decision that anyone can make is as shocking as whether or not you can have children. As my friend put it "its the difference between going voluntarily to WeightWatchers and having someone steal your buns!"
As I said in the last post I've decided I don't want to know about my fertility for the time being. I wouldn't do anything about it anyway, as bringing a child into the world on my own by choice is just not an option for me. I do admire anyone who has chosen to do so but personally its not something I would want. I'm a firm believer in "what is meant for you, doesn't go by you" so I'll just keep ticking along as I am, thank very much.