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. Even so, there seems to still be some measure of fear about pregnancy after age 35.
There’s a lot to learn when you become pregnant, and keeping up with all the latest information and advice can feel like a full-time job. Things always seem to be changing, and there are many misconceptions out there—about prenatal testing, labor and delivery, and postnatal care.
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.
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. Along with an influx of pregnancy hormones, your body is changing rapidly and everything seems to affect your appearance.
“First comes the stretching In order to squeeze something the size of a watermelon through something the size of a lemon, a woman’s body must stretch from the inside out—which, like a comic-book hero, it manages to do thanks to a hurricane of hormones....