Category: Advanced Maternal Age
Recent headlines about Laura Linney giving birth at age 49 have sent my mind swirling, yet again, to a very distant time.
I grew up in a 1950's household consisting of two parents, two grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, all in one house. Brooklyn was different then, as was everything. Some things were better and some things much, much worse, but...
Are you losing one egg a month or millions? What's important for women in their late thirties and beyond to know about their pregnancy potential?
Sandy Goodman, M.D., of Reproductive Medicine Group, Tampa, discusses everything from weight to current recommendations for treatment options in this short video, The (Slightly) Older Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant.
Carla M. DiGirolamo, M.D., Ph.D. of RSC of New England discusses how to anticipate fertility issues down the road in this video, sponsored by Attain Fertility Centers. To view other educational Path2Parenthood videos, check out our YouTube Library.
Welcome to the weekend! With so many unbelievably interesting writers contributing to our knowledge base out there, Path2Parenthood has decided to devote our end-of week blog each week to some of the other blogs we adore. The content featured in this weekly shout-out will be as interesting and diverse as our readership. Get cozy and click away. - Corey...
When couples decide that yes, it's time to have a baby, many excitedly set the stage for that first, heady, baby-making sexual encounter with a candle-lit dinner, soft, romantic music, and fingers crossed. For hopeful moms who are lesbians however, that scene might look a little different.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, same-sex households have increased by...
Some women anticipate pregnancy will not come easily. A history of irregular periods, endometriosis, or the ticking of the biological clock give early indication that seeking out the support of a fertility specialist makes sense sooner rather than later.
Most women however, are surprised when conception does not happen quickly. Months may tick by and finally, the support of...
I would like to introduce to you Vanessa Loring. Although her name may not sound familiar, you may in fact know her- She's the character played by Jennifer Garner in the movie Juno.
Juno is a film about a sixteen-year-old girl confronting an unplanned pregnancy. Juno searches the ads in the 'PennySaver' looking for a couple who she feels...
For the past five years I had a sense that something was different about my experience with having and raising young children. I'd talk about my age a lot, much more than any time in my life. Was that unusual? Many women stop talking about their age after 30, 35 and certainly by 40.
Why did I feel the need to blurt out...
I was channel surfing this week and landed on the Dr. Oz show. The topic of the show was "When are you too old to become a mother?" That title certainly made me stop and listen. This article on Dr. Oz's website interestingly points out that according to the Centers for Disease Control "the only group of women to show...
A Book Review by Maria Portella:
'Thirty-something and the clock is ticking' by Kasey Edwards
I came across this book completely by chance - I had previoulsy ignored an article about it in one of those trashy gossip style magazines dismissing it as 'just another sensationalist IVF story'. But a month later 'accidentally' I bought the book that the article was...