I knew that trying to become a first-time mom at 40 would be tough. My fears were realized when my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. Although that loss was devastating, I had no idea just how much more disappointment I was about to experience.
Women with twin pregnancies have increased risks in general compared to women carrying a single fetus. In particular, women pregnant with twins are at increased risk for preterm birth.
Most people can think of someone they know or someone famous who either is a twin or has had twins. As exciting as the prospect of having twins may be, the presence of “more than one heartbeat” is only the beginning of the twin pregnancy story.
If you are pregnant, you already know that sleep patterns change during pregnancy. About 75% of pregnant women, in fact, report a disturbance in their sleep patterns during pregnancy. You might find yourself waking up too early or too many times during the night.
It’s official. Women have babies after age 35 and MORE women are having babies after age 35 now than ever before. The “advanced maternal age” woman is more becoming a typical patient rather than the unicorn that she once was. Even so, there seems to still be some measure of fear about pregnancy after age 35.