What I learned about infertility when diagnosed with breast cancer

 

 

Something really strange happened on the day I got diagnosed with breast cancer.

I was sitting in a patient care room at the George Washington University Hospital here in D.C., somewhat listening to the young female Doctor telling me about my cancer when I thought "Wow, this is how it must feel for women to get a devastating health diagnosis. Like infertility. Ha. Now I get it. Wholeheartedly gutwrenchingly get it."

A memory of Ellen, whose story I tell in chapter 6 of...

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Motherhood in your 40s - the naked truth!

It is so gratifying to share my expertise on #latermotherhood with women desiring to become mothers! Talking about this topic totally lights me up! Especially if the conversation is so lifely like the one with Marc Sklar, aka The Fertility Expert and founder of two very well known #naturalfertility clinics in California.

Dr. Marc just published our interview on #FertilityTV on YouTube (60,000 subscribers!) and you can see us talk frankly about age, fertility,...

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TODAY is book launch day, yay!!

 

Friends, the #joyoflatermotherhood officially hit the shelves of bookstores around the country today  and I am immensely happy and proud.

And it's actually true: I found my books at my local Barnes and Noble!!!! ....I am so happy and I promise, I won't let any cancer diagnosis get in my way of celebrating full-on and laugh out LOUD today 

This is truly a dream come true that I've worked very hard and joyfully for.... Now please go and actually BUY this masterpiece (links...

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Life is a mystery, especially when it comes to miscarriages

Life is a mystery. We can try to explain all that's happening in our lives with a rational mind but the older I get, the more I realize that not everything is rationally explainable.

I fact, it may be better not to. Especially when it comes to conceiving life and carrying babies inside our bodies. 

I mean, really, why do some couples have a harder time to conceive than others?

Why do some couples struggle for years?

Why do some (actually one out of four women) experience the heartbreaking...

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Was I really just diagnosed with breast cancer?

Dear Sisters,

Today I want to simply tell you that you mean the world to me. 

Yes, even if we have not met in person or chatted on the phone. Even if I only know your name. You still mean the world to me. And here is why:

Last week I had one of the most surreal conversations of my life. A lovely female Doctor at the George Washington Hospital here in DC gave me the diagnosis of breast cancer. This came totally out of the blue.

After two or three minutes of the Doctor...

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Is Your Body Failing You? Interview with Fertility Expert Aimee Raupp on Body Belief

 

 

As I was researching my book The Joy of Later Motherhood, I came across one woman whose story never left my mind:

When Rita and her husband could not conceive, they took the next logical step and went to one of the top infertility clinics in their hometown, New York City, for help. The couple spent well over one-hundred-thousand dollars (money they did not readily have) on treatments. Sadly, Rita lost all three of her pregnancies. When her infertility...

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The Joy of Later Motherhood became a bestseller - TWO months before its release into bookstores!

 

I just wiped away my tears... It is not every day that this immigrant from Austria writes a book in her second language, finds a New York City publisher, hustles like a street kid, and becomes a best-selling author in the USA, her country of choice

.... TWO months before the #joyoflatermotherhood even hits the bookstores!

This is extremely moving, humbling and tears-inducing to me as I, like so many of us, had pretty much all odds stacked against me. So this, to me, is so much...

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Never give up on your dreams - may that be birthing babies or books!

 

Never ever give up on your dreams, may that be writing a book or birthing a baby later on in life!  Get your free copy of my brand new book The Joy of Later Motherhood right here: bit.ly/joyoflatermotherhood but hurry, I only have 100 books to give away!

As you may know, I was 44 when I had Hunter and this book is all about the joy and positive aspects of having children when you are a mature woman. And there are so many of us! Times are changing, and this is the book that...

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