What’s New with the Project

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We plan to continue our research and publishing in 2015, adding new resources for women and their care providers. As a tax-exempt organization (as of August 11, 2014), we are seeking to raise funds to support our organization and see it grow. Please Donate.

What Was Your Experience?…Share Your Story to Help Other Women

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.

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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...]

Baby Dory

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...]

Serena and Her Son Riley

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...]

Plan

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

Two Paths

Dual Paths to Motherhood

After experiencing secondary infertility, a diagnosis of not being able to get pregnant and stay pregnant for over six months at age 41, I felt I needed to take charge and gain back some control. Is this common? Likely and a topic for future research I believe. In my experiences I’ve found that if I […]

sharon

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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Expert Voices

Dr. Christina Hibbert

Expert Voices: Christina G. Hibbert, Psy.D. on Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Are Women of Advanced Maternal Age at higher risk?

As mentioned in my previous contributions to The Advanced Maternal Age Project, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) are caused by a … [Read More...]

Dr. Christina Hibbert

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...]

Natalie Burger, M.D.

Expert Voices: Interview with Natalie Burger, M.D., Reproductive Endocrinologist

Editor Sharon had the opportunity to interview Natalie Burger, M.D. about her work with couples. Sharon: What services do you provide to … [Read More...]

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