Any women out there with a PhD in physics? I was wondering, do any of you have families? When did you start? I'm a woman myself majoring in physics. With all the time needed for people in general to receive their PhD... then go through post docs for a few years... then finally, hopefully, settle into some decent paying job... I'd imagine a woman would then like to date, few years later get married, then even more years later would like to have children. But that's A LOT of years for your eggs to go through, I'm assuming. I mean, by the time your 40, your chances of getting pregnant are slim and if you do, your baby's chances of having problems (autism is a big one) soar... I think it's like 1 out of 18, then 1 out of 5 when your 45? Anyways. Any women out there to answer this one? Or I guess any men who know of women with PhDs and can give their 2 cents. I figured to post In carerr guIdance because this question is revolved around the career choice of the woman with a physics PhD, and thus quiet possibly her career decisions would alter her life's wishes. And more, my career decisions if I'd like children some day.