One year into blogging, Sharon reflects on what we have learned and our progress offering factual and helpful information to women over 35 who are trying to conceive. We also have a special announcement!
Postpartum depression affects at least 10-15% of new mothers, and it may be more common among certain demographics. Plus, it is often underdiagnosed. Knowing that, how can you prevent it? Based on our review, the best advice is to: (1) find a good therapist and (2) exercise. Read More
Many women over 35 find themselves single and childless not by choice. Sharon offers some points to consider when facing the daunting decision of forgoing parenthood or becoming a single parent. Read More
Emma used to have the inaccurate idea that sperm donors were largely anonymous and made a one-time contribution to their offspring’s lives. Also: what does the research say about the likelihood of getting pregnant with donor sperm? Read More
Men, like women, experience a decline in fertility as they age. Most men are able to father children throughout their lifespan, however. We explore the data and give you some tips on talking to your husband about this. Read More
About 1-5% of women will experience more than one miscarriage for unknown cause. Although this is often a painful experience, two recent studies affirm that most of these women will go on to conceive healthy babies. Read More
Older pregnant women are practically encouraged to worry about all sorts of potential negative outcomes. It’s important to remember that these events are unlikely, no matter what your age. Let’s take Down Syndrome as an example. Read More
Researchers found that 30-40% of women believe that “laying on one’s back with hips raised can increase the change of getting pregnant” or “certain sexual positions can increase the chance of getting pregnant.” Emma investigates whether this a myth, or if there is some basis for it. Read More
In terms of baby making, some of us are tortoises and some of us are hares, but more than 90% of us between age 35 and 39 can conceive without medical interventions. So how long should you wait to seek help to find out if something is wrong? Read More
The actual research about humor and health is quite mixed. One thing we know for sure is that trying to have a baby often invites hilarious scenarios and recognizing them can be helpful during the more stressful periods. Read More
Women trying to conceive as well as their mothers and mother-in-laws often find themselves having to justify why there is no baby, yet. A dose of confidence and a smile can help shift the conversation to a more comfortable place.