At 40 and entering midlife, all of the other things that cluttered my mind seem much smaller and less bothersome. Although they are real and valid, they are no longer in the forefront of my mind. I’ve gone from being a professional to a mom, then both, then stay at home/work at home mom. I’ve done it all.
We started to interview “AMA” moms and kept interviewing them until the stories repeated. We drew out the themes and learned so much about this trend. I do mean literal trend—the only group in the USA, Canada, and most of Western Europe showing population growth are women over 35.
Though you may be told about cord blood banking at your regular obstetric visits, you will likely have to set up the service outside of your obstetric provider’s office. I chose to bank the cord blood from the birth of my twins using Cord Blood Registry, and I’m excited to be able to share a special discount code to save you $500 off cord blood preservation and $1200 off cord blood + tissue preservation through Cord Blood Registry!
Parenthood has changed you in a number of ways. The things that used to cause you stress, anxiety and heartbreak may all seem a bit trivial now. The things that you thought you wanted seem much less important. Your goals have changed. You have changed.
This has been an unconventional summer, to say the least, and it has been an unconventional time as a physician! That’s why, even though I’m on vacation, I want to share this important update regarding COVID-19 pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding.