Delayed childbearing

Our Imperfect (& Long) Journey To Parenthood

Our Imperfect (& Long) Journey To Parenthood

WHERE WE BEGAN…Eddie and I fell in love 18 years ago at the gym and are about to celebrate our 13-year wedding anniversary this May. For most of those years, neither of us thought we’d become parents.

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Is Having A Baby Over 35 As Risky As We Thought?

Is Having A Baby Over 35 As Risky As We Thought?

I’ll never forget when I first saw the term on my medical record: “Elderly Multigravida.” There it was, like a death sentence, confirming all my worst fears: I was old, and dying of something very, very grave.

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Is Egg Freezing a Good Idea?

Is Egg Freezing a Good Idea?

Jemma Kennedy is a playwright who froze her eggs. However, she is sharing her views on how she feels she was treated, since it wasn’t the most positive experience. In contrast, Valerie Landis has been freezing her eggs for the last few years.

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I’m a High-Risk Pregnancy Expert. So Why Didn’t I Worry About My Own Fertility?

I’m a High-Risk Pregnancy Expert. So Why Didn’t I Worry About My Own Fertility?

The other day, I saw a new patient in my office. She was 39 years old, healthy, a successful career woman, pregnant for the first time — and scared to death. After trying for two years to conceive, she had finally done it.

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The Biggest Lies I Told Myself (About My Future Fertility)

The Biggest Lies I Told Myself (About My Future Fertility)

I knew from a very early age that I wanted to go to college and have a career. It wasn’t until my sophomore year in college, though, that I made the decision to pursue medicine — a career path that would ultimately take 15 years of my life to accomplish.

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40 Isn’t the New 30 When it Comes to Your Ovaries

40 Isn’t the New 30 When it Comes to Your Ovaries

Finally, positive attention is being paid to the aging woman. Women in their 40s look better, feel better, have successful careers and seem to be able to do it all. For once, the “mature” woman is being celebrated rather than lamented. 40 is the new 30!

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Freezing Your Eggs: 5 Things You Should Look For in a Clinic

Freezing Your Eggs: 5 Things You Should Look For in a Clinic

You want to freeze your eggs? Good for you! Way to take charge of your reproductive potential and plan for your future. It is liberating and exciting to do so, but it can also be difficult and stressful.

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The Business of Delayed Child-Bearing in the Career Woman

The Business of Delayed Child-Bearing in the Career Woman

As a high-risk obstetrician, I should have realized the significance of that milestone in my life, but I didn’t. Like many career women, I put my career plans first and had convinced myself that NOT having children would be OK.

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An Ob/Gyn Shares Her Journey From Infertility, to an Egg Donor, to Twins

An Ob/Gyn Shares Her Journey From Infertility, to an Egg Donor, to Twins

Ob/Gyn Shannon M. Clark, M.D., an associate professor of maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch and founder of BabiesAfter35.com, knew she wanted to be a mom. But she didn’t anticipate that her road to parenthood would be so rocky.

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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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The Business of Delayed Child-Bearing in the Career Woman

The Business of Delayed Child-Bearing in the Career Woman

Unfortunately, for many career women who delay child-bearing, it is a hard slap in the face when receiving a diagnosis of infertility after they cannot conceive naturally later in life; I was one of those women.

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Fashionably Late to Motherhood

Fashionably Late to Motherhood

I had always liked the idea of having a family. In fact, I was frightened that it might not happen for me. But I could never picture myself as a mother. I liked having routine and order in my life, with occasional bursts of spontaneity that were on my terms.

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