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Some important facts to remember

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Enhancing Fertility: A Mind/Body Perspective
1. Statistics rarely apply to the individual.

-- Population statistics are derived from a large group of people in all states of health. These statistics do not apply to every individual.

For you, or any other individual within the population, it can actually be misleading, if not downright inaccurate.

Although it is true that fertility rates in the population at large decrease with age, this often does not apply to a woman whose biological age may be far younger than her chronological age.

In my opinion, telling all women over the age of 35 that they will have trouble getting pregnant is like telling everyone over the age of 50 they will get high blood pressure and diabetes — it is simply not true.

2. It is possible to conceive a baby right up until menopause.

-- This is why every woman is told by her doctor to use birth control for a full year after her final menstrual period.

If you still think pregnancy at menopause cannot happen, I suggest reading Hot Flashes, Warm Bottles, by Nancy London, MSW.

This book details the challenges faced by women going through menopause who have babies.

3. Stress is a large factor in “unexplained” infertility.

-- Infertility clinics capitalize on women’s fears — the same fears that are fueled by stories like the one on “60 Minutes.”

Studies have shown that women who participate in programs to alleviate stress — such as those taught by Dr. Alice Domar at Boston IVF and in her books, Healing Mind, Healthy Woman and Conquering Infertility — have higher rates of conception or healing their relationship to fertility.

Niravi Payne’s The Whole Person Fertility Program, and visualization tapes can also help you relieve stress and get started on the road toward fertility.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Hot Flashes Warm Bottles : First-Time Mothers Over Forty, by Nancy London. Publisher: Celestial Arts; 1 edition (April 19, 2001)Hot Flashes Warm Bottles : First-Time Mothers Over Forty
by Nancy London

-- The first prescriptive and anecdotal guidebook for the multitudes of older moms, and distills the wisdom, insight, and practical advice gathered during her years as a therapist and support group leader.

With tips for renewing physical and sexual energy, parenting after infertility and adoption, balancing career and family, and caring for elderly parents, the personal stories from these older moms are often humorous, sometimes surprising, but always reassuring.

Without exception, the reader will be left with the comforting knowledge that she is not alone on her journey. Hot Flashes fills a much-needed place in the parenting field, at a time when more and more women are embracing motherhood later in life.

Paperback: 192 pages - Click to order/for more info: Hot Flashes Warm Bottles
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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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