The hardest thing about becoming a mother in your 50s, says Eleanore Armstrong-Perlman, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, who had twins when she was 54, isn’t the cost or the exhaustion. It isn’t the process of getting pregnant, with its cycles of hope and heartache. It isn’t even the feeling that what you’re doing sets you apart from other people. Eleanore became ‘Britain’s oldest mother to have a test-tube baby’ when her twins were born at University College Hospital, London, on June 3, 1997, and so had to cope with being in the news spotlight as well as difficulty breastfeeding. No. The hardest thing for Eleanore about becoming a mother at 54 was that her husband, Morris Perlman, a lecturer at the London School of Economics (LSE), the father of her children and the centre of her life, died just two weeks after the boys’ third birthday. He was 62. ‘It was a tragedy,’ she says. ‘We were happier than we’d ever been.’ Eleanore Armstrong-Perlman, pictured with her son Ben, became ‘Britain’s oldest mother to have a test-tube baby’ when her twins were born at University College Hospital, London, on June 3, 1997 The psychoanalytic psychotherapist, pictured with the twins, began to want a… Read full this story
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