Recent advances in fertility treatment have given women more flexibility and options to plan for motherhood through such popular technology as oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) and embryo cryopreservation (embryo freezing).
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. In fact, it has been suggested that life for a woman really begins at age 40. For once, the “mature” woman is being celebrated rather than lamented. 40 is the new 30!
The disappointment, frustration with my body and sadness were overwhelming. I felt such guilt that I wasn’t able to give my husband a child that he so deserved.
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.
Whether you know you want to get pregnant at some point or are actually starting to try, it’s normal to be a little worried about the whole thing. After all, we all know someone who has struggled to conceive. But if it’s in your family history, could you also have trouble getting pregnant?