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What Was Your Experience?…Share Your Story with Our Nonprofit to Help Other Women. Donations Support our Research and Publishing.

Our research team continues to capture longer, more in-depth stories from advanced maternal age mothers like you. Our Nonprofit is bringing them to our international audience in narrative form, along with audio clips and photos of the women and their families. Share Your StoryIf you became a mother for the first time at age of 35 or later, we’d love to hear your story! We are now scheduling for individual sessions for in person and telephone interviews. Please complete our form (below) as a first step.

Want to know more about our organization and how you can fund our work? Please contact us at info@advancedmaternalage.org.

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Featured Stories of Women of Advanced Maternal Age

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Rachel’s Story

While contemplating a second Advanced Maternal Age pregnancy, Rachel from California found our work and shared some of her story. We … [Read More...]

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Stephanie’s Story of Birth on Two Continents

Stephanie shares her unique story of motherhood. Stephanie is not only an advanced maternal age mother of two, but also a reverend and a doula in … [Read More...]

Sharing Our Perspectives: Emily’s Feedback

Emily is a 52-year-old woman who is pregnant for the first time and used donor egg IVF to conceive. She wrote us recently and we are hoping to hear … [Read More...]

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Information Series

From Recoverymama.com, Dr. Linda Shanti's Blog

MYTH Busting on Pregnancy

Since becoming a mom at an advanced maternal age, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Linda Shanti's passions have expanded to include supporting women … [Read More...]

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About Risk: Comparing Apples with Apples

Serena Kirby, a professional writer and AMA mom from Western Australia contacted us this summer. Her new book called Better Late Than Never … [Read More...]

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Thankful for a Choice and Creating Your Own Legacy

  By Marcia Clark My mom had my baby sister when she was 41.  Back in the 1960s this was amazing and uncommon. Was she scared and did the … [Read More...]

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From the Founder and Executive Director

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Sharon’s Story: Part 1

From age 27 when I first married through age 38, I was regularly asked “when are you going to start a family”? I had a set answer, one that seemed very socially acceptable: “I do not think that my husband and I are going to have children.”  I was perfectly content with that response both […]

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Visible Life: IVF, personhood, and the Two-Week Wait. (from Slate.com)

Belle Bogs has written a beautiful, almost poetic, article that gives us a glimpse into both her and others’ experience with infertility and the debate and science behind IVF.   “I looked up from the notebook where I’d been writing and sketching zygotes—did she say she creates life?—but then Ramos went on to talk about […]

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Expert Voices

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Expert Voices: Christina G. Hibbert, Psy.D. on Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

In Part 1 of my contribution to The Advanced Maternal Age Project we discussed the emotional changes that typically accompany pregnancy and … [Read More...]

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Expert Voice Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW

                                    Choices and Tips for Starting a Family After Age 35   The number of women who are choosing to have a … [Read More...]

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Expert Voices: Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi

The stress that couples with subfertility undergo in their journey towards becoming parents can be immense.  It is obviously an emotional endeavor … [Read More...]

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