Serena Kirby, a professional writer and AMA mom from Western Australia contacted us this summer. Her new book called Better Late Than Never Baby includes information and suggestions not found in other sources for expectant moms over age 35. We are sharing excerpts from her book with our audience and let you how you can get your own copy.
(An excerpt from Better Late Than Never Baby by Serena Kirby ©2013)
Many older mothers say they are treated like obstetric time bombs.
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Today’s older first time mothers are also more likely to be healthier than their predecessors because of better nutrition and the avoidance of serious infections.
- Always look at the date of the statistic’s source.
- What, if any, were the inclusions or exclusions of factors that affect fertility – weight, previous medical conditions, number of previous children etc.?
- The health of women in the general population is constantly improving. A snapshot of later life pregnancy and associated complications, as they are today, will not show up in studies for several years to come.
Remember, that every woman is different and what may be a risk factor for one woman may not be relevant to you. Please know that the majority of women who have babies over age 35 have uncomplicated pregnancies and healthy babies.
Serena Kirby had her first (and only baby) at age 43. She is a freelance writer and playwright who lives in Western Australia with her 7 year old son. Her book, Better Late Than Never Baby, is available on Amazon, iTunes and via her website.