As a prenatal genetic counselor, I spend a lot of time talking to expectant mothers who will be 35 years or older at delivery, or “advanced maternal age”. There is an increased chance with each passing year that our eggs will make an error with separation of the chromosomes (the packets of material that contain our genes) during fertilization.
No matter what the circumstances, no woman is prepared to be placed on bed rest and taken away from all the roles and responsibilities that define her. Suddenly you’re no longer a coworker or a mom, a wife or partner, a daughter, sister or friend.
This guide will cover everything you need to know about opiate addiction and pregnancy. It will discuss potential reasons why and how opioids have become prevalent in today’s society, the dangers of addiction and usage during pregnancy, options for treatment, and a brief note on legal considerations.
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After 35 Mom Angela Dearing was pregnant with baby girl, Jemma, at age 37 in these stunning maternity photos!