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100 Women: Life as an older, single mother

22 October 2013 Last updated at 13:28 BST

Across the Western world a growing number of women are choosing to have a child alone - facing the prospect of raising a child without the help of a partner.

As part of our 100 Women series, Lucy Hockings met one older woman who realised she wanted the chance to have a child, and decided to do something about it.