Motherhood At 40 Made Me Feel Younger

Motherhood At 40 Made Me Feel Younger

  Walking in, I see a group of women and preschool-aged children sitting, standing, talking, and playing. I notice the ages of the mothers immediately and realize I stand out. I smile… Moms are enjoying grown-up talk while the kids play. Topics include that...
Is egg freezing a good idea?

Is egg freezing a good idea?

  From The Fertility Podcast by Natalie Silverman. 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...
A Baby With Bells And Whistles

A Baby With Bells And Whistles

  I remember looking up at Ruth, the OB nurse, hovering with me over our laboring patient one early morning and thinking, “I don’t think I can do this.” The patient was a 25 year-old heroin addict in the process of precipitously birthing a “healthy” baby girl. She was...
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!...