As women, we hear a lot about the difficulty of getting pregnant as we age, but staying pregnant can often be the bigger challenge, especially as our fertility begins to wane. The risk of miscarriage rises as a woman ages, with a dramatic rise starting after age 37, with […]
How risky is bedsharing with your child? And if you choose to bedshare, how can you do so as safely as possible?
Trying to figure out your chances of miscarrying? Sadly, you are going to have a hard time finding good information. Many websites claim to tell you your risk of miscarriage, citing statistics that look like these: But problems abound with their numbers. Problem 1: These sites rarely provide their sources, so you […]
Considering egg freezing? Here’s how does age affects your chances of success.
A few weeks ago, I was all set to write about the vitamin D needs of pregnant and nursing women. Increased sunscreen use and less time spent outdoors means that few women can meet their vitamin D needs through sunlight exposure alone. As a result, many pregnant women are insufficient in the vitamin. The […]