From Boom to Maternity

Writer Maia Dunphy is a child-free 35-year-old who recently married her partner of three years, the UK Comedian Johnny Vegas, and now all everyone wants to know is...."when's the baby due?"

Against the backdrop of the biggest baby boom in the history of the Irish state, Maia Dunphy looks at the realities of giving birth in Ireland in 2012 and asks...if everyone else is doing it, why can't I? The journey takes her from a fraught life swap with a 29-year-old full-time Boom Mum in Dublin's Donaghmede to the stark realisation that, in reproductive terms, 35 is not as young as she'd hoped.

A WAKA TV Production for RTÉ