Growing up with an “older mom” in the 80s had a certain stigma to it. It wasn’t as common as it is today. My sisters are 17 & 19 years older than me so my mom actually started having kids in her 20s, but I was that serendipitous surprise when she was 43.
The drain on your body and all-consuming emotions after baby gets here can be overwhelming. Even more, you thought the worry would stop because you got what you waited for all of this time, but it doesn’t. Of course it’s amazing, your heart is totally full, and you feel LOVE like you’ve never felt before. Yet it’s still hard for some reason.
Only 55% of women recognize that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Breast cancer, which is mainly considered a woman’s disease, is not even close statistically. Awareness, life style modification, and treatment of risk factors is very important. Seek out medical guidance if you don’t quite feel right!
1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Therefore, skin cancer is very common. The most common type of skin cancer is called basal cell carcinoma (BCC) affecting almost 4.5 million Americans a year. It can affects men and women and occurs most commonly on skin surfaces exposed to excessive ultraviolet light. This type of skin cancer is slow growing and rarely spreads to internal organs.
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.