44 year-old actress, Gabrielle Union has recently opened up about her fertility struggles. As a woman who once thought she never wanted kids, she now finds herself longing to conceive and in the midst of a painful journey to become a mother.
Today, I learned my daughter’s best friend at school is going to be a big brother. His mom is also 38 and shared her ultrasound pictures with me. Since my daughter found out about her friend becoming a big brother, she puts her hands on my belly and says she wants a baby sister. I tell her I would love that, too.
People can be extremely judgmental when it comes to pregnancy and age! Judgmental if they think someone is too young and judgmental if they think someone is too old. As an IVF coordinator, I see patients of ALL ages.
You want to freeze your eggs? Good for you! Way to take charge of your reproductive potential and plan for your future. It is liberating and exciting to do so, but can also be a very involved process and stressful time in your life. You need to educate yourself and go in with eyes wide open.
It’s been long known that stress raises blood pressure. The (very intelligent) reason for this is that you’re not much good to fight, or run, for your life if your blood is all pooled deep within your internal organs. So, a stressful situation will trigger a rise in blood pressure to push blood upwards to your brain and sensory organs, and outward to your limbs and muscles. In other words, get ready to fight or run like heck.