Pregnancy

Botox, Fillers, Skincare, and Other Cosmetic Procedures in Pregnancy and Breast/chestfeeding

Botox, Fillers, Skincare, and Other Cosmetic Procedures in Pregnancy and Breast/chestfeeding

Today, we’re talking all about facials, botox, fillers and more during pregnancy and the postpartum period. I teamed up with plastic surgeon, Dr. Elise Mecham of Utah Valley Plastic Surgery, to learn more about this topic, plus shop our favorite products!

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Dr. Clark on the Coco Caliente Podcast

Dr. Clark on the Coco Caliente Podcast

I recently did a podcast interview with Nic and Vic of "Coco Caliente" podcast. They discuss their 20-week anatomy ultrasound and give pregnancy updates. I discuss my own journey through pregnancy, and my passion for educating women who are over 35.

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Your Pregnancy And Childbirth After Age 35

Your Pregnancy And Childbirth After Age 35

I recently did an interview the Dr. Aimee of "The Egg Whisperer Show"! We discussed all things pregnancy and childbirth after age 35 and answer some very important questions. An REI and MFM specialist led to some excellent discussion!

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Myths & Realities of Hotly Debated Pregnancy & Birth Topics

Myths & Realities of Hotly Debated Pregnancy & Birth Topics

In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, Deb Flashenberg and I speak about the myths and realities of many pregnancy and birth debated topics. We cover a range of topics from epidurals to putting garlic in your vagina to prevent Group B Strep.

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Babies After 35 with Dr. Shannon Clark

Babies After 35 with Dr. Shannon Clark

Many people are choosing to start their families later in life and are confused and unsure when they learn that after the age of 35 they are considered “advanced maternal age.” Is this something they should be worried about?

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Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Few will make it through pregnancy without some aches and pains. If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, this information can help you prevent, and hopefully find some relief from, low back pain and pelvic girdle pain.

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Introducing the New Babies After 35 Website!

Introducing the New Babies After 35 Website!

As it continues to be an unprecedented time we are navigating, I hope this new website is easier to navigate and brings you some empowerment. My goal is to be a source of knowledge, insight, and calmness for you as you navigate journey from TTC through parenthood!

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The Babies After 35 Community’s Favorite Items for Parents, Parents-To-Be, and Littles

The Babies After 35 Community’s Favorite Items for Parents, Parents-To-Be, and Littles

Check out the Babies After 35 community’s favorite items for moms, moms-to-be, and little ones! No matter if it’s a gift for yourself or someone you love, a baby shower, or simply “just because”, I hope this makes your shopping load a little lighter!

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A Sports Medicine Physician's Recommendations for Exercise in Pregnancy

A Sports Medicine Physician's Recommendations for Exercise in Pregnancy

Long-term health requires daily small choices that add up to lasting success. You can maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise throughout pregnancy. Here are a few of my recommendations, as a sports medicine physician, for exercise in pregnancy!

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Tools to Manage Stress During Your High-Risk Pregnancy

Tools to Manage Stress During Your High-Risk Pregnancy

Feeling stressed during a high-risk pregnancy is completely understandable. You’re worried for your baby, yourself and your family. Additionally, loss of income due to bed rest (if required), limited physical activity and limited social support, especially of you are confined to a hospital bed.

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Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Finding the Right Doctor for You

Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Finding the Right Doctor for You

Finding the right doctor for evaluation for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) can be quite the process. I am often not the first doctor patients have seen for a consult about miscarriages, and they tell me stories of leaving visits with providers with more questions than answers.

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Part 1 Of The "Got twins?" Series: The Different Types Of Twinning

Part 1 Of The "Got twins?" Series: The Different Types Of Twinning

Most people can think of someone they know or someone famous who either is a twin or has had twins. As exciting as the prospect of having twins may be, the presence of “more than one heartbeat” is only the beginning of the twin pregnancy story.

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Urinary Leakage During and After Pregnancy

Urinary Leakage During and After Pregnancy

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are well-established risk factors for urinary leakage. There are two main types of urinary incontinence that women typically experience: urge incontinence and stress incontinence.

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Urinary Leakage

Pregnancy and Postpartum Urinary Leakage

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are well-established risk factors for urinary leakage. There are two main types of urinary incontinence that women typically experience: urge incontinence and stress incontinence.

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Part 2 Of The "Got Twins?" Series: The Risks And IVF Twins

Part 2 Of The "Got Twins?" Series: The Risks And IVF Twins

People with twin pregnancies have increased risks in general compared to people carrying a single fetus. In particular, twin pregnancies are at increased risk for preterm birth. On average, people with twins deliver around 36 weeks of pregnancy.

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Sleep During Pregnancy

Sleep During Pregnancy

In pregnancy, there is a decrease in the amount of restful sleep, deep sleep and dream sleep, and an increase daytime sleepiness and fatigue. The decrease in dream sleep, in particular, is thought to be related to pregnancy hormones like progesterone.

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The 5 Cs of Coping with Bed Rest

The 5 Cs of Coping with Bed Rest

Every year, more than 1 million pregnant women in the United States are placed on bed rest or some type of restricted activity, but no one EVER expects it to happen to them. The moment your doctor places you on bed rest is a shock.

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5 Ways To Create A Sanctuary For Healing From Perinatal Loss

5 Ways To Create A Sanctuary For Healing From Perinatal Loss

To love is to grieve. When a baby dies, all hope is lost...it feels unnatural to outlive your baby. You may experience excruciating pain, anger, guilt, and depression, but we must remember to move through those feelings.

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What To Expect (With Your Hair) When You're Expecting

What To Expect (With Your Hair) When You're Expecting

Whether you consider yourself to be a low or high maintenance type of girl, we all have some type of cosmetic routine that we follow. Pregnancy brings its own set of beauty challenges, so maintaining that routine can become quite a task.

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When Skies Are Gray: My Struggle With Antenatal Depression

When Skies Are Gray: My Struggle With Antenatal Depression

I learned of the term “antenatal depression” from Google, which revealed it affects one in eight pregnant women. It is a form of clinical depression, and it can be a precursor to postpartum depression if untreated.

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Pelvic Floor Health and Wellness!

Pelvic Floor Health and Wellness!

When the pelvic floor is not in proper function, it can disrupt a number of otherwise normal bodily functions such as urinating and pooping. In addition, if these muscles and ligaments are too tight, too loose, or tweaked wrong, they can cause tremendous pain and discomfort.

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Dental Health in Pregnancy!

Dental Health in Pregnancy!

Physiologic changes to teeth and gums are quite common during pregnancy. These changes can include pregnancy gingivitis, benign oral gingival lesions, tooth mobility, tooth erosion, dental caries, and periodontitis. 

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Pregnancy Pain Pot Pourri!

Pregnancy Pain Pot Pourri!

As pregnancy progresses, the weight on the ligaments in the pelvic floor can become inflamed causing pelvic pain, bowel or bladder symptoms, or even painful intercourse! These symptoms can continue throughout and after pregnancy.

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Healing from Infertility, Pregnancy and Birth Trauma

Healing from Infertility, Pregnancy and Birth Trauma

As Parijat Deshpande, a leading mind-body health specialist, says, “Trauma is not about WHAT happened, but HOW your body experienced it. Trauma is when too much happened too soon and too fast. Trauma does not heal with time.”

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What Every Woman Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

What Every Woman Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

It’s official. Women have babies after age 35 and MORE women are having babies after age 35 now than ever before. The “advanced maternal age” woman is more becoming a typical patient rather than the unicorn that she once was.

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This New Mom Did An Amazing Photo Shoot With Her Egg Donor

This New Mom Did An Amazing Photo Shoot With Her Egg Donor

I knew that trying to become a first-time mom at 40 would be tough. My fears were realized when my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. Although that loss was devastating, I had no idea just how much more disappointment I was about to experience.

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What I wish I’d Known Before My Personal Experience With Stillbirth...

What I wish I’d Known Before My Personal Experience With Stillbirth...

People don’t understand that when your baby dies, they don’t just disappear. You still have to deliver them, and in most cases, a vaginal delivery is recommended. Although you will likely be in shock, I want you to remember that you have some time.

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Let’s Talk About the “M” Word…Miscarriage

Let’s Talk About the “M” Word…Miscarriage

You’ve read all the articles about preparing for conception, pregnancy and childbirth. You’ve researched all the best baby products and bought those cute little milestone photo props. The last think you want to think about is the potential of miscarriage.

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Don’t Let AMA Define Your Pregnancy

Don’t Let AMA Define Your Pregnancy

So it seems to me that the “AMA” letters that were stitched in to all my maternity shirts are simply just a cautionary red flag for what may happen. It does not negate the fear factor one may feel while at the same time doctors are saying not to stress and to relax.

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The Top 5 Thoughts of Women Pregnant After Age 35

The Top 5 Thoughts of Women Pregnant After Age 35

The age at which women have their first child continues to increase. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the first birth rate for women aged 40-44 has doubled since 1990 and the rate for women age 35-39 has increased six-fold since the 1970s!

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