It’s official. More women are now having babies after age 35 than ever before. The “advanced maternal age” woman is becoming more and more the typical patient rather than the unicorn she once was.
STIs, or Sexually Transmitted Infections, are a common occurrence amongst the sexually active population. STIs consist of a bacterial or viral illness which a person can contract from having a genital, oral or anal sex with a person who has an STI.
High-risk pregnancy. Geriatric pregnancy. Advanced maternal age. Whatever you call it, I’ve been through it…twice. They say women in health care have a “curse”—meaning if you work as a health care provider, you are likely to have a complicated pregnancy. It’s probably a myth, but I put that superstition to the test and discovered that no two pregnancies are alike.
Deciding if, and when, to have a child is a very personal decision. Now, thanks to advances in reproductive medicine, that decision doesn’t always have to be restricted to the “ideal” child bearing years – either by parameters set up by science, or society.
Pregnancy does crazy things to your body. That’s not really surprising since you’re growing an entirely new person in a relatively tiny space. Plus, with the sudden influx of new and intense hormones, pregnancy can be extremely uncomfortable in a wide variety of...