Between 14%-23% of women experience depression during pregnancy, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, but experts believe the number is actually much higher — up to 70% — since the majority of cases may be going undiagnosed.
“Women who have had multiple babies typically deliver earlier with each subsequent pregnancy,” said Dr. Shannon Clark, MD, founder of BabiesAfter35.com. “First-time moms typically go to their due date in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy.”
There’s a lot to learn when you become pregnant, and keeping up with all the latest information and advice can feel like a full-time job. Things always seem to be changing, and there are many misconceptions out there—about prenatal testing, labor and delivery, and postnatal care.
I will always feel the pain of my losses, especially my last. However, I can’t forget how fortunate I am. I’m incredibly grateful to be a wife, to have a rock of a husband, my parents who are always there to help support me, and friends who are so genuinely concerned for my well being. But no matter what, I have faith and I believe—that one day, some way, somehow, we will be a family of three.
A female is born with 1-2 million eggs. At puberty she has 300,000-500,000,at age 37 she has 25,000, and age 51 she has 1,000 eggs left. Most women are no longer able to become naturally pregnant in their mid-40s.