Advanced Maternal Age Explained

Chances are you may be surprised to hear this term.

At first blush, it may seem like a negative note on your medical chart.

Video Interview for YNN (now Spectrum News)

Video Interview for YNN (now Spectrum News).

Instead, we say it’s Advanced Maternal Age since you are older and wiser starting your family at age 35+.  You have choices too.

Share your motherhood story.

“Some months back I saw an article about something called ‘Advanced Maternal Age’ in a local magazine (Austin Woman).  Having had my first child at 35 and my second at 40 it caught my eye.  In my own experience I had been more preoccupied with being a Type 1 diabetic and the possible impact of this on my pregnancies than on being an ‘older’ mother.  However, when I read this article and then looked up the Maternal Age Project online I realized that being an ‘older’ first time mother had also influenced my process and experience of motherhood.  I am glad Sharon and her colleagues are taking the time to give a place for the many voices of this group.

 –Penny DeCou LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, Advanced Maternal Age Mom of 2


Dawn and Ava

Read Dawn’s Story of Advanced Maternal Age motherhood.

Serena Kirby

Featured Contributing Author of Better Late Than Never Baby.