Meet Later Mom: Rachel Lehmann-Haupt


AGE: 46 RESIDENCE: Northern California CHILD: A Son, Age 4 Rachel Lehmann-Haupt is one of America’s premier experts on the future of family life, career timing, and the influence of science and technology on fertility and pregnancy, and is widely credited with coining the phrase ‘DIY Mom.’ An in-demand speaker and journalist, her writing ...

Guest Blog Post: Perfectly Fertile Timing: An Antidote to the Panic of the Last Good Egg by Julia Indichova


As an aspiring actress I spent most of my twenties and early thirties struggling to support myself. My elderly father, a recent emigrant, propelled by his own powerlessness and a wish to see me settled, never missed a chance to remark, “You know, once a woman hits thirty, something happens; ...

Miracle Baby…Worth the Effort and More by Renee Divine, Motherhood Later Chapter Head, Minneapolis


In 2009, at the ripe old age of 41, my husband and I tied the knot. Before we got married we agreed that we would try to get pregnant right away and if it didn’t happen for us we would explore adoption. We both agreed that IVF and other modes ...

GUEST BLOG POST: How My Infertility Empowered Me by Heather Step


Infertility can make a person feel profoundly weak and powerless in the face of repeated failures, the passing years and a loss of hope for the child you so long for. Some of the events that can feel like a shot to the gut include your period arriving again, or ...

Mumbling through the mayhem of motherhood after 40 by Melissa Swedoski


My baby girl turned 1 on Sunday. Um, I didn't give her permission to do that. Although she rarely asks my opinion on anything. She pretty much blinks at me when I tell her what to do. But she's the best cuddlebug ever, so I find it really hard to ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Surprising Sources of Calcium by Glade Curtis, MD and Judith Schuler, M.S., authors, Your Pregnancy after 35


Calcium is important in the diet of every woman, especially women in their 30s and 40s. During pregnancy, your needs increase because your developing baby requires calcium to build strong bones and teeth, and you need calcium to keep your bones healthy. The daily requirement for a non-pregnant woman is ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Preconception Health Tips by Dr. Robert Melillo, author, Autism


Just two decades ago, the likelihood of having a child with autism was 1 in 10,000. Today it is 1 in 88. No wonder doctors are now calling the rise in autism a public health emergency. Yet when it comes to tackling this difficult issue, it seems that most people are ...

An Introduction to Tabitha Renee: Her Conception Story by Heather Bowles


I am 36, and Tabitha is my only child. I have struggled with my fertility for years. I suffer from PCOS, which among other nasty symptoms, causes weight gain and low metabolism, which puts pressure on all those vital internal organs that are necessary to make a baby. Hormonally speaking, ...