Age and Fertility - Part 2

Age and Fertility is such an important topic for all of us who have crossed the 35-year mark and made it into the "advanced maternal age" bracket. This is the second part (watch Part 1 here) on this super important topic.

Side note: Congratulations to my client, the beautiful Esmeralda, who is pregnant with a girl. Mom will be 43 when the little one arrives, yay!

Whenever I mentor a woman on her way to motherhood we always, always talk about age and fertility first, as this can be one of the...

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Age and Fertility - Part 1

 

 

I was sitting in the windowless tiny room on the awkward bed that folds up into a chair, staring at the glove dispenser - small, medium, lot of large, all purple - when the doctor finally came in. 

He was holding the lab results of my latest blood test. We went over all the details of my hormones, my vitals and the ins-and-outs of all the additional tests we did. I don't remember any of it anymore. 

What I do remember is this exchange:

"A natural pregnancy at 44 would be...

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Are You Younger Than You Think?

 

 

Have you been told that you're getting too old to conceive naturally? Or that you are too old to even have a baby? Or have you secretly wondered it yourself?

Today we are jumping into the world of anti-aging, of aging well, and - yes, true! - the possibility of aging in reverse. 

Since I started my journey of later motherhood six years ago (I conceived Hunter pretty much right now in 2013) I've been fascinated by the topics of health, fertility, brain and gut connection, vitality,...

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One Year Ago Today THIS Happened!

 

Today ONE YEAR ago something truly wonderful happened: my now bestselling book The Joy of Later Motherhood launched in bookstores all around the U.S.!

After years of hard work and a life long dream to write books, my "book baby" was born. This remarkable event (well, for me anyways) came at a time that was rather difficult as just one month prior to the launch I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Not just once, but twice. The timing of the diagnosis really sucked.... besides the ...

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Infertility in your 40s? Listen to Get Pregnant Naturally to get the scoop.

 

I recently dove into the world of podcasts (listening to them and being interviewed by top podcasters on their shows) and I am loving it. 

So I wanted to share this one today as you may love this podcast as well: it's my interview with Sarah Clark for the Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast. We are discussing topics like infertility in women and the expectation of having to do IVF - in vitro fertilization - when being of advanced maternal age.

This is a...

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Can your culture and where you live influence our fertility?

Your culture - and even the city you live in - has a massive influence on your beliefs and thus on your physiology.  If you live in the Western world as I do, you learn that your fertile window closes shortly after your 40th birthday -- if not sooner. In Chinese medicine, a woman is fertile until menopause.  

 

We Are All Products of Our Culture

Last time I asked you a provocative question: "Are you thinking yourself infertile? And is this even possible?"

If you...

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Are you thinking yourself infertile? Is this even possible?

(Dr. Christiane Northrup, board-certified OB/GYN, New York Times bestselling author, and women's health pioneer extraordinaire and I in her office in Yarmouth, Maine.)  

 

Your Mind Is Stronger Than Your Genes

A couple of years ago, in the dead of winter, I flew to Portland, Maine, and drove in my rental car to the small village of Yarmouth to interview a woman I’ve deeply respected ever since I read her bestseller, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, a book that,...

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Happy holidays and let's envision 2019 together!

 

 

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from my heart and my home to yours!

Today - Christmas Eve - marks the beginning of a very special time in our calendar, besides the birth of Jesus Christ, of course. Today marks the start of a series of nights called the "Rauhnaechte"!

Even though I've called America home for over two decades now I am still fascinated by Europe's old traditions and rituals. One of the most beautiful ancient customs is the celebration of "Rauhnaechte",...

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STOP asking Dr. Google for advice!

 

I am often asked why I do what I do -- here's why, and why YOU should not make my mistake:

It was a gorgeous spring day in Washington, D.C. The city was covered with millions of its famous cherry blossoms and the sweet scent of Mother Nature hung in the air. I was sitting on the couch in my living room, simultaneously admiring the cherry tree outside my window and the tiny baby that was sleeping in my lap. 

I was so happy. I had birthed my son a few...

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Miscarriages and infant loss - what comes after?

(As far as I remember I reveled in the beauty and mystery of life when I sat on this rock overlooking Grand Canyon. I had no idea that two months later I would have a miscarriage.)

Today I'd like to honor each woman in our community (including myself) who has lost a baby. This month was Infant and Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day and I am sure we all have been touched one way or another by the pain and sorrow such loss brings.

I remember well the January morning two...

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