A birth story – A 42-year old mother’s experience of pregnancy

Being a late mother is something that a lot of people feel is an impossible / difficult situation. I stand here today to tell you that pregnancy after 40 is completely possible. At the age of 43, I have a healthy and happy one-year-old daughter, who is my pride and joy. I was able to get here with the help of excellent support from a team of maternal experts, and the support and love of my near and dear ones. But I digress. Let me start from the beginning, when my husband and I decided to try fo...
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Birth story – A mother’s experience of a high-risk pregnancy

Understanding what a high-risk pregnancy is can be fairly hard. Sure, you can read up about it, understand the different complications that can cause one, and even sympathise with someone who is going through this trying time, but it is almost impossible for you to really understand what pregnancy problems are, unless you’ve faced it yourself. Growing up, one of my most dearly held dreams was to start a family. While many in my peer circle feel the pressure of having children keenly, and thus av...
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