The good news about having a baby when you're over 35
Age 35-plus can be a great time to have a baby, and the chances for getting pregnant and carrying to term are good. Every day in the United States, more than a thousand women over the age of 35 give birth to healthy babies. Ellen Lavin, a marriage, family and child counselor specializing in pregnancy issues, and the 44-year-old mother of a three-year-old son, provides the answers every later-in-life mother is looking for, from pre conception thoughts to childbirth.
Get the most up-to-date information about:
Specific steps to take in preparing yourself for a healthy pregnancy
How to improve your chances of getting pregnant
The biology of conceiving after 40
The common-sense, positive reality about delivering a healthy baby at 35 and over
Prenatal tests: the benefits and risks, including a thorough look at amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling
Myths vs. reality about health risks during pregnancy
Causes and likelihood of miscarriage
Getting past your fears and embracing your pregnancy
When to consider infertility treatment and what to expectand much more
Including: Month-by-month pregnancy progress, with particular attention to the concerns of women having a baby later in life.