ABOUT OVER 35 AND PREGNANT
As a first-time mature mama-to-be I had so many questions…Here are just a few of the ones swirling around in my head while I was pregnant…
What are the risks associated with an over 35 pregnancy?
How do I handle symptoms of pregnancy and still carry on a some-what normal work-life balance before my baby arrives?
Which testing is most important for me and my baby?
Help! Nausea, Cravings, and Blood sugar crashes.
How to meet my baby’s nutritional requirements when the pre-natal keeps coming back up?
Which herbs and supplements are safe and effective for my constipation, gastric reflux, and muscle cramps?
How do I prepare for an optimal birth experience?
What about breastfeeding, hair loss and sex-life after birth?
What I came to realize is that a lot of women have these questions and more but they don’t talk about them much. They chalk them up to the great sacrifice of motherhood. For most women pregnancy isn’t a walk in the park. Yes, there is suffering, but some of the suffering is optional. With the right information you can navigate the waters of pregnancy by getting a support system and using natural medicine. This book came to life through my personal experience and it is now here to guide you.
I found out first-hand that my doctor was more concerned about the safety of my growing baby than me. Talking to her about my pregnancy complaints fell on deaf ears. That’s when I turned to Naturopathic doctors, doulas, midwives, and lactation consultants to get the answers I needed to help me successfully transition into Motherhood.
This is my story. I gathered from my own experiences, a data-base of practitioners and from a wealth of research to write this book. This book is your light-hearted go-to guide for how to keep it healthy, safe, and natural.
I don’t hold back. I give you the information you will need to navigate pregnancy, birth, nursing, and the first year.