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Age and the Risk of Miscarriage

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 […]

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Bedsharing and SIDS: Why I Chose to Bedshare with My Second Child

How risky is bedsharing with your child? And if you choose to bedshare, how can you do so as safely as possible?

Lies, Damned Lies, and Miscarriage Statistics

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 […]

How Egg Freezing Success Rates Change with Age

Considering egg freezing? Here’s how does age affects your chances of success.

Vitamin D in Breastmilk and My Daughter’s Diagnosis with Type 1 Diabetes

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 […]

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