Finding forgiveness for myself after my miscarriages was the hardest thing I have ever done. I felt as though my body had betrayed me and that I had also failed my body. I had experienced being a support for friends who had miscarried. I had heard stories from family members about their own losses. I knew the statistics. I just never imagined that I would also go through it myself.
Whatever your journey to a baby after 35 looks like, you have the life experiences to really lean into confidence now. But you have to be intentional when it comes to people’s opinions. Many times we get an idea that “everyone” is thinking something about us. But most often it is just a few people whose opinions we really care about–not everyone at school or the playground
You’ve ditched the contraception, are taking your prenatal vitamins, have been eating a healthy balanced diet and now you want to try for a baby! It is a hopeful and exciting time that can be a little daunting as well. Here is what you need to know to maximize your chances of conceiving.
In just one generation we moved from childbearing in our 20s to having the kids in our late 30s or even early 40s. And this change has resulted in more women having difficulty building their ideal families. Did you know that by 40, more than 50% of women have difficulty conceiving? It’s just one more thing in the long list of gender inequities, that men make new sperm every day, but women are born with all of their eggs.
As someone who spends her day talking to patients about IVF, I find that many people are not excited to find themselves across the table from me. As a fertility specialist, the conversations in my office are never dull, but when a couple is faced with...