Having a first child at an older age is a different experience medically, as well as emotionally and psychologically. I have worked with many moms who are considered older (or advanced maternal age) and five key themes continually pop up.
You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment.
As wonderful as this sounds, many times CNMs, doulas, and MD’s feel as though they are on different teams. Why is that? Aren’t we all just looking out for both mom and baby? Of course! We all want what is best for both parties, however our good intentions are oftentimes misguided.
If you’re looking to book a vacation to relax during your pregnancy, you’re in luck: air travel is generally considered safe for pregnant women.
For most women, pregnancy is a blissful time. Despite some expected discomforts, such as morning sickness or aches and pains, many women enjoy their growing belly and bask in the glow of a new life they are creating while they plan for a birth experience that feels empowering and in-line with their values and wishes.