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.
Although I have never been shy about sharing my experiences, I have largely kept my true feelings to myself. I’ve decided that for myself and for other women who are in my shoes, I need to break the silence of infertility. This is how I really feel…
I am infertile. I have infertility. I am struggling with infertility. There…I’ve said it. It’s out there now. I can’t hide it, nor can I hide from it. I am a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist who delivers babies, takes care of pregnant women and who many friends turn to as soon as they get that positive pregnancy test.
NVP is a very common medical condition in pregnancy. The severity can range from a mild to moderate course that resolves with conservative treatment or the addition of a medication, to a severe, prolonged course requiring multiple visits to the physician’s office or hospital. Early recognition and treatment of symptoms is ideal.
…All I heard was “melanoma”. I understood it was the spot on my thigh. I understood I was going to have to have additional surgery. Everything else was a blur.