Someone’s trying to stir up a fight.
In one corner, there’s a confident woman in her 20s, telling the world that she has no desire to be a mother.
In the other is a blisteringly honest woman of 40ish, frankly sharing her experience of infertility and regret.
This is the storm that’s circling from a newspaper column that the wonderful and witty Bianca Dye wrote this weekend, in response to comments from kick-arse singer Ricki-Lee Coulter. Ricki declared that she didn’t want kids, but if she changed her mind, “I might turn 40 and go, ‘come on let’s pop one out’.”
Bianca wrote in the Daily Telegraph:
I’ve been through a number of failed IVF rounds and I’m still going…
I’ve had two miscarriages and put on 12kg from the hormones they’ve pumped into me. I’m begging Ricki-Lee — I wish I had of thought about this more at her age.
Freeze your eggs now Ricki-Lee, while you can.