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Advanced Maternal Age

Dads' Biological Clocks: The Risks Are Huge. Or Are They?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 03.03.2014 | Parents
Paul Raeburn

It might come as a relief to some women that they are not alone with respect to these difficult decisions. But is that reason to cheer?

First Trimester Screen: More Questions Than Answers

Cara Paiuk | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

With the twins, I did much more testing for two reasons: I had lost several pregnancies, and I had crossed the formidable 4-0 age barrier.

Was My Son My Last 'Good Egg'?

Ali Smith | Posted 09.28.2013 | Parents
Ali Smith

When you enter the health care system as a 38-year-old pregnant woman, you suddenly discover you're a bit of a problem. They've coined a rather insulting phrase for you and you hear it ad nauseum. You are a lady of "advanced maternal age," a term definitely not thought up by a woman.

Me and My Geriatric Pregnancy

Karith Foster | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Karith Foster

So, if in my late thirties I'm officially a geriatric pregnant woman -- or my other favorite medical label, "of advanced maternal age" -- what does this mean? That I'll soon be buying myself Ensure as I'm picking up PediaSure for my kid?

Why I'll Encourage My Daughter to Have Babies Sooner Than I Did

Amy Wruble | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

As my mother helpfully pointed out, if Viv waits until she's 40 to have kids like I did, then I'll be 80 (eighty!) before I'm a grandma.