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The Pros & Cons Of Pregnancy After 40: A Realistic Perspective On Late-In-Life Parenting

Most of the media I encounter on pregnancy after 40 focus on how to conceive and how to have a successful pregnancy at age 40 and beyond. But there’s a lot more to having a baby than just conceiving and delivering. There’s also the 18 years that follow! Having had my first child at 46, [...]

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Postpartum Depression In Older Mothers

If there’s one chapter I could erase from late in life motherhood, it would be my encounter with postpartum depression. These days I love being a mommy more than I ever could have imagined; but it wasn’t that way in the beginning. You see, pregnancy had come as a complete surprise. And although I knew [...]

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Pregnancy After 40

There is no question that being 40 and pregnant isn’t as remarkable as it used to be. In fact, pregnancy after 40 has been on the rise for quite some time. In 2004, the CDC published a study on pregnancy rates for women in groups ages 10–14 through 40–44 years in the United States for [...]

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