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Advanced Maternal Age

Advanced Maternal Age. Denial. Twins. (And Mar-a-Lago.)

I waited a long time to get pregnant. Too long apparently, because once I began the process of fertility treatments at the age of 36, my chart proclaimed, “advanced maternal age.” Wait, what? Thirty-six just didn’t seem that old to me. I was in my second marriage, and thoroughly enjoying my life as a former-marketing-director-turned-nomad […]

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Being Pregnant: Making the Case To Wait To Announce

Having reached a point where your grief has subsided to intermittent passing thoughts rather than a constant state of pain, technology throws a punch in the form of an algorithm from Facebook-land. A little message pops up to remind you that “5 years ago today you… were just letting everyone know that you “won’t actually […]

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UCHealth Ask an Expert: Advanced Maternal Age

We are so thankful to UCHealth maternal-fetal medicine specialist Laura Klein, MD, for taking time to answer our important questions submitted by our community of moms regarding advanced maternal age.

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The Second Time Around: My Journey with Infertility

Another month and another negative pregnancy test. I start my own personal crusade to convince myself that there is a reason. Our timing was off. My hormones were out of whack. It wasn’t meant to be. No matter the reason, the negative pregnancy test is a disappointment. Our First My husband and I have been […]

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The After Me: Coming to Terms with My Postpartum Body

My husband and I are done having children. We have three beautiful babies, ranging from six to one years old. We are full of gratitude. We are content. We run a small circus. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Having said this, recently I realized that my body is my own again. And this time, really […]

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Stretchy Pants and Surrogacy: The Ultimate Sacrifice

We are thankful to Colorado Surrogacy for providing this sponsored post. But, the thoughts & feelings are our own and we only share companies that we personally know & love!Pregnancy is one of the most admirable sacrifices a woman makes in her lifetime. The result of intense morning sickness, countless sleepless nights, and many trips […]

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The Six Most Common Reasons for when there is a ‘Disconnect’ in the Bedroom

[Discretion: I realize some topics are difficult to discuss, please know that you are able to share this post in messenger] Men’s “health” clinics are popping up all over our state, almost as fast as marijuana shops. Obviously, there is an epidemic that we are not openly discussing. One that is becoming more and more […]

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A Different Side to Postpartum Recovery

This ain’t my first rodeo. I have been in this “childbearing” phase for the last 10 years. I now have four children, one of which was just born. With my first baby, I remember reading everything there was about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum recovery and raising children. I thought I knew what to expect for the […]

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Rethinking Using the Term “Rainbow Baby”

July 17th marks the day my family and I lost our little Hope to miscarriage. It has been an unbelievable four years since then. Although the following years have brought us two healthy boys and a kind of healing that only time can offer, we are hesitant to call our middle child a “rainbow baby”. “Rainbow baby” is a […]

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