But soon after the babies were born, the mothers… Many women hear an ominous ticking of their “biological clock” when they reach their 30s, while others never hear it at all. While most U.S. mothers are married (68%), nearly one-quarter (24%) are solo moms. The two women showed no signs of infection when they arrived last week at a top New York City hospital to deliver their babies. 4 About one-in-four mothers are raising their children on their own. Women who don’t have a good relationship with their baby’s father likely don’t want this permanent connection to keep him in their lives — or even the emotional connection of raising his child. Well, we don't know that for a fact. "The mother-child bond that is part of the feeling of maternal love is a product of evolution through natural selection in an environment where such a bond is essential for the newborn's survival." I have girlfriends who don't want kids because it might interfere with their careers. So, instead, they may choose adoption. In fact, mothers are the primary breadwinners in four-in-ten U.S. families. I don't blame mothers for their single-issue approach to life; I would probably have been the same. There are 2.4 million moms who don't have custody of their kids (versus 8.6 million single moms) and there are 2.6 million single dads. But I won’t, because I don’t think I can ever truly be happy again, whether I’m at home with two kids or living on my own somewhere far away. Or they grew up in a dysfunctional household are were witness to and victims of terrible mothers … I’m not sure what I want from putting this out there. Some of these women had given up their babies for adoption, and some of them had kept their babies – but the unifying factor among all of them was that none of them regretted giving birth. In contrast, not a single one of the 70% who had their children regretted it. 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