The Business of Delayed Child-Bearing in the Career Woman

After training for 15 years to become a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, I found myself 34 with no prospects for a long-term relationship and one year away from being the dreaded “advanced maternal age” — that age for a woman when her risk of having a baby with genetic abnormalities (i.e. Down syndrome) starts to increase.

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A Motherly guide to: Getting in shape before you get pregnant

Moderate exercise before pregnancy is associated with many positive outcomes for mom and baby, including a boost in fertility rates, less pain while pregnant andlower weight gains during pregnancy. And women whose weight is in a healthy range before pregnancy actually help to lower the risk of serious complications in their baby, with decreased risk of neural-tube or heart defects, among others.

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I’m Breaking The Silence Of Infertility In The Black Community

When discussing my situation with other black women, we all had almost the same experience. The experience of no one to talk to, shame, depression, and anxiety. We all knew of a handful of people who never had children, but never knew why. We all knew that there was an unspoken rule about infertility and that it was never to be talked about. I honestly think that in order to break the silence and no longer make infertility a taboo subject in the black community, we need to have raw and gritty conversations amongst ourselves

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