The average new mom is older than ever

The average new mom is older than ever

The average new mom in the United States is older than ever — but the reason might surprise you. Women are starting families later. But the main force behind the trend is a dramatic drop in births to teens. That drove up the average age at which women give birth to...
Starting Over After Divorce

Starting Over After Divorce

In this “over 35 “ club, we can all agree that there is no shortage of challenges. We face judgment, guilt, and difficulty finding acceptance at times. Why?  Three words:  Advanced Maternal Age. There is a stigma attached to waiting later in life to have babies....
A Baby With Bells And Whistles

A Baby With Bells And Whistles

I remember looking up at Ruth, the OB nurse, hovering with me over our laboring patient one early morning and thinking, “I don’t think I can do this.” The patient was a 25 year-old heroin addict in the process of precipitously birthing a “healthy” baby girl. She was...