Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art

First Advisor

Susan Myers

Second Advisor

Harry Bradley

Third Advisor

N. Joyce Lemoins


This manuscript looks at the highly complex decisions concerning delayed parenthood for the over-30 contemporary woman. There has been a proliferation of popular literature on pregnancy and parenthood after thirty. Yet there is very little information and few resources which focus on the parenthood decision-making process. This workshop manual provides therapists and family planning consultants a vehicle by which to help women and couples over-thirty make reproductive decisions. The workshop was evaluated by 10 over-30 women who attended the workshop. The participants found the workshop to be a valuable experience.