Mia Kollia: When I got pregnant in my 50s, a woman said to me: “Are you late, eh? Straight grandma? “
“When they see you pregnant, they all get the right to tell you whatever comes to mind.” Journalist Mia Kollia on the social stigma of motherhood after 50.
A woman in pregnancy faces anyway indiscreet comments from acquaintances and strangers, especially when he is in a age which old notions consider “advanced». This experience, which is experienced by many women today, was shared by the journalist One Kollia, who lived motherhood after fifty, with Iliana Papageorgiou and the show “Pop Up».
«Τα messages that I get from women is shocking. That is, I can not believe that we are living in 2020 and women feel bad. They sent me messages that they are experiencing bowling, that they are afraid, that I gave them courage to try to have a child after 45. When I went to do an ultrasound of the upper and lower abdomen, the girl who did it to me said: “Fifty, eh? You are late. Directly grandmother, ε? ».
From the messages she has received, the journalist understands that there is one social stigma around pregnancy after a certain age. A girl, who is 47, wrote to me that her mother-in-law says to her son: “Where are you going to have a child in your fifties?”. I never thought about it age. “I’m really surprised.”
But it is not only age, but in general indiscrimination of the world versus a pregnant woman. Or as the journalist characteristically commented: “When they see you pregnant, everyone automatically takes it right to tell you whatever comes to them on the head”.
Check out an earlier post by Mia Kollia on age discrimination and taboo:
Watch the video of her interview:
By Laura Nikolaou
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