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Trying to Conceive in Your 40s Coping Tips

By November 19, 2015 Getting Pregnant After 35 and 40, Popular Posts

-Quick-read guide (e-book) offering 30+ practical spiritual, mental and physical tips to cope while trying to conceive

-No depressing medical jargon or statistics

-Written by InSeason Mom Founder who conceived naturally and gave birth at age 42 and 44 to healthy babies

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By November 9, 2015 Blog, Featured Home, Featured Moms
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Age when you gave birth:  36

State of residence:  Missouri

Child’s name and age:  Ryan, age 8

Current or former profession(s):  Speech-Language Pathologist, Blogger


How long were you trying to get pregnant?

We weren’t trying at the time.

What did you do or not do to increase your chances of getting pregnant after 35?

I didn’t do anything.  Not long before I became pregnant with Ryan, I had a miscarriage.  That experience made me not want to try to get pregnant again.  So, I was quite shocked when I got a positive result on a home pregnancy test.



How supportive were your doctors during your pregnancy?

I was extremely nervous about getting pregnant so soon after miscarriage, and I had many questions for my doctor.  He and his staff were PHENOMENAL, taking each of my concerns seriously and going above and beyond to calm my fears.

Did you change doctors or would like to have changed doctors?

Nope, wouldn’t have even thought about it!

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What was the reaction of friends and family when you told me about your pregnancy?

I think we were all in shock!  Of course everyone was thrilled, but really surprised.


What do you remember most about the birth experience?

I had a C-Section, and honestly, I remember looking at Ryan who was to my right with a nurse and my husband.  Once I knew he was OK, I knew I needed to focus on me.  I felt very weak, like I could pass out.  I have a strong memory of talking myself into staying conscious.  And I did! Once I did this, since I had no complications, I was quickly on my way to holding Ryan for the first time.


What concerns you most about being a mom over 35 and how do you address these concerns?

His energy level is beyond amazing.  Now at 45, I have an eight-year-old boy to keep up with, and it’s not always easy.  I try to always remember that he is keeping me active, and maybe even keeping me feeling young.

What do you enjoy most about being an older mom?

I feel like I have much better advice to share with my son than I would have in my 20’s.  There’s a lot to be said for the value of life experience.

How has becoming a mom changed you?  Suddenly, I became last on my list of priorities.  Since becoming a mom, I have to make a point to move myself to the top of the list now and then.

What advice do you have for women considering motherhood after 35?  Audrey (1)

Motherhood at any age has its own set of challenges.  No matter what your age, it will change your life.  If you want it, go for it!

6 Tips for Avoiding Get-Pregnant Frauds

By October 30, 2015 Getting Pregnant After 35 and 40, Popular Posts
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As publisher and founder of InSeason Mom, which is dedicated to providing support as well as dispelling misconceptions about pregnancy over 35 and 40, I have become concerned–no, I have grown tired of the thousands of get pregnant frauds targeting want-to-be moms over 35 and 40. Here are tips to help you avoid fraud: Read More


By October 5, 2015 Blog, Featured Home, Featured Moms

Name: Katherine

Age: 40

Current Resident of: Arizona

Child name and age: Samara Rose – 11 months


What did you do or not do to increase your chances of getting pregnant after 35?

When you’re first trying, it’s so exciting and for some reason I expected to get pregnant immediately. I started out using the ovulation kits for the first three months. When that didn’t work I just decided to “relax” and go with the flow so to speak. After about 8 months I finally had a positive test result with an early pregnancy test. I was so excited, as well as nervous/scared and all the other emotions you get. Then a couple days later I had my cycle. So after a “chemcial miscarriage” I decided I needed to put my mind on other things and try not to make getting pregnant my current life goal. Four months later Samara was conceived. Turns out her conception would have been New Years eve. I don’t know if that’s another popular conception day like Valentine’s day, but it worked and that’s all that matters.

Working in the health and beauty industry for over 20 years I have talked to numerous women trying to conceive and the pattern I always found was that as soon as they “quit trying”, or quit thinking about it that is, they would get pregnant. I really believe that there is a big link between emotional stress and conception. I plan on taking continuing education training on fertility massage and adding that service to my current practice.


How supportive were your doctors during your this pregnancy?

I actually saw my doctor before I even tried to get pregnant because I didn’t know if it was a smart thing to do or not. My doctor said she had patient that was young and unhealthy that had complications, and a patient in her late 40’s who was healthy and having a normal pregnancy. She said it really comes down to your overall health more than your age. So yes, she was very supportive.

Did you change doctors or would like to have changed doctors?

No, I was very happy with my doctor.


What was the reaction of friends and family when you told me about your pregnancy?

I was 39 when I got pregnant and no one knew we were trying except my managers at work. My mom passed on the previous year and I was so nervous to tell my brother and dad. I actually sent them a card. Even then I felt kind of silly being my age and still afraid of delivering such news. My parents didn’t enjoy raising children as much as some parents, and the news was more of something to accept than to be happy about. Since then my dad has come to visit and of course he worries about her as much as I do.


Did you take any childbirth classes? Why or why not?

I didn’t take childbirth classes. Honestly, I have never been a group class sort of person. The idea of going to class with a bunch of strangers to pretend to be in labor was not appealing to me. I bought a dvd called live laugh and learn about childbirth and I felt it was very informative.

Where did you give birth and what do you remember most about the birth experience?

Samara was breech so we were waiting to see if she would turn. I found out 3 weeks before my due date that I had almost no amniotic fluid and I also was showing calcification on the placenta. My doctor said that is something you usually see when someone is overdue, it’s aging of the placenta. So I was admitted for a c-section 12 days early. At first I felt like I was getting robbed of the birthing experience, but the convenience of knowing exactly when she was coming also took a lot of stress off my mind and allowed my dad to time his visit. The cesarean went great and I up and out shopping for a bassinet the next day.


What concerns you most about being a mom over 35 and how do you compensate for this fear?

I was really fearful of having a child with autism, or some other abnormality. I just didn’t feel I had the patience for that sort of situation. I don’t know that there is any way to compensate for that other than faith and hope.

What do you enjoy about being an older mom?

While I cannot say that I’m always patient, or a super mom. I don’t think that I will ever be a super mom, however I can say that I am more patient than I would have been when I was younger. I waited because I didn’t want the responsibility, to make the sacrifices that parents make with their personal time, and I had things I wanted to do for myself. It seems common for young couples to mourn the freedom portion of their life, and I’m glad I don’t have to feel that way and I can just enjoy my daughter.

How has becoming a mom changed you?

The major change I notice is that I’m tired all the time. (chuckle) All mothers seem to say that at any age. I also find that I am much more emotional, and empathetic. When I see bad situations on the news where parents, children, family suffer a loss it has a greater impact on my heart. I used to hate to watch movies where animals were hurt, now I can add children to that list as well.

What advice do you have for women considering motherhood after 35?

I think you should take a good look at your life, health, your relationship, and all the changes that come with being a parent and simply decide if it’s a lifestyle change that you want to pursue. I think you have to realistically consider what you may do if things don’t go as planned and if you can, and how, you will handle a specific outcome.

It’s great to be hopeful that your child will be perfect, but I think you have to be aware that that may not happen. We thought Samara was perfectly healthy, and she may well be, but we will be going for testing in a couple weeks to check for seizures. She has already had good results from her EEG so we are hoping for the best.

As far as getting pregnant, try to relax and just enjoy trying!



“Diapering and Feeding Babies Before I Could Read and Write”

By September 18, 2015 Blog, Featured Home

d698630225771e02b9e70b2ff86ac683InSeason Mom: In this sponsored post, let’s look at the services of Jennifer “Jay” Clouden (pictured above), owner of Naturally Born Baby founded in 1996. Jennifer, what lead you to begin your service?

Jennifer: My family upbringing planted the seed for my future career choices. I was the first born of six children. I was privileged to literally grow up around babies on the Island of Trinidad and Tobago where I was cared for by my grandmother.

My grandmother gave birth to 14 children (12 are alive). She then went on to raise four of her grandchildren. My grandmother needed an extra pair of hands, so I quickly learned the basic art of newborn care. I was diapering and feeding babies before I could read and write!  It was second nature to me to choose a career working exclusively with newborns and their families both in and out of the private sector.

InSeason Mom: What services do you offer?

Jennifer: I offer labor support and postpartum doula care together with newborn care(Baby Nurse), both in and out the private sector.

InSeason Mom: Do you stay in the home with the new parents?

Jennifer:Yes, I stay in the home for as long as the parents need me .

InSeason Mom: Why should parents choose your services?

Jennifer: I have over 16+years of experience together with certifications as a Labor Support Doula  and  New Born Care Specialist(Baby Nurse). I also hold additional certification as a State Tested Nurse’s Aide and Infant Massage Instructor. My references are available upon request.

InSeason Mom: Are you available to serve parents in all 50 states?

Jennifer: Yes, I am available to serve parents in all 50 states. You can contact me by through my website:  or you can call for a consultation: 646.296.9408  or 513.301.7153

InSeason Mom: Thanks Jennifer for telling us about your much-needed services for parents.
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By July 2, 2015 Blog, Featured Home, Featured Moms, Popular Posts, Uncategorized


Name:  Cat

Age when you gave birth: 40

State of residence:  Hawaii

Child’s name and age: Sagan, 3 months

Current profession:  Entrepreneur, vocal coach/mentor


How long were you trying to get pregnant?  

I was trying 14 months.

What did you do or not do to increase your chances of getting pregnant after 40?

After the first three months of trying, I started eating healthier, eliminated coffee–my weakness.  I walked a mile to work almost daily for seven months. I aimed to stay calm and not stress so much while working with Cynthia(coaching services) at InSeason Mom to gain perspective. As we approached the one year-mark with no pregnancy, I tried acupuncture.  After two acupuncture treatments, we visited my OB for an annual exam, and my OB recommended a fertility specialist. We booked the specialist not knowing I was already pregnant! When I later tested positive, we were elated! Call it serendipity, our patience paid off!  I continued with acupuncture until my daughter’s delivery.


How supportive were your doctors during your pregnancy? 

My OB had no qualms about me trying acupuncture. She pushed us to start conceiving ASAP when she knew I was 38. She warned me it might take some time.  She was super-supportive yet matter-of-fact. It was tough to hear the truth but we took the risk any way!

Did you change doctors or would like to have changed doctors? Why or why not?

We had a good relationship with our doctor, and we trusted her. It took me years to find just the right one.  I believe that when the hope of having a child grew strong in our hearts, we were led to her. Word-of-mouth!  She was perfect for us.

What was the reaction of friends and family when you told me about your pregnancy?

Absolutely ecstatic! My mom laughed and cried.  My younger brother didn’t believe me; he figured that after 39 years, having no children thus far, that children were not in my future.  Was he in shock, but he was extremely happy! Our circle was very supportive. In fact, a few of my friends are having their first children after 35.  What’s “normal” anyway?


What do you remember most about the birth experience?

Our baby came on her due date. We had a great staff. We thought we were going to lose our daughter when she went under fetal distress early on. So I stayed open to the process and had an epidural.  I learned to trust the experts and my doctor; they were fabulous. I allowed them to use their wisdom and experience to allow my baby to come through.  Her health and safety were my number one concern! My husband was super-supportive and never left my side. It took work, patience, and an openness to do whatever was necessary to deliver the child. I gave birth naturally and was mostly surrounded women in the birthing process. This reminded me of how strong women truly are… it takes a village.

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What concerns you most about being a mom over 35 and how do you address these concerns?

My only concern is that I have the energy, strength, and will to be the parent she needs. Besides that, I’d like to live as long as possible to be there for all her critical moments, her firsts, her successes, and even her disappointments. The world is changing so quickly but I want her to inherit some good common sense and be equipped to handle things.  Being 40 means she has a great mentor, teacher, and a never-ending well of support, love and care.

What do you enjoy most about being an older mom?

I have no urge to party or impress others. I am calm, more patient.  I know my priorities and enjoy the quiet, sacred moments, and I can say “no” to things. I choose my time with her and my husband with a level of wisdom and freedom that I would not have had at a younger age.  I know myself. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything.  In fact, this is a new chapter I am embracing wholeheartedly. I feel I can mentor her and love her on a level that my parents did not.  We (my husband and I) can create a new reality and family dynamic.  I’m glad I worked on my career when I did because now I can enjoy the fresh air of parenthood by slowing down and being engaged more consciously.  I feel I’ve earned it. And I’m still learning!  Oprah Winfrey once said: “You can have it all.  Just not all at once.”

How has becoming a mom changed you?

You learn “selflessness” very quickly, and I look at my child and want to give her the world.  Time is precious, especially when you run a business like I do. You manage your time more intentionally and learn to focus on what matters. You find a way to sacrifice certain things and make things happen!  Raising a child is a privilege and a blessing.

What advice do you have for women considering motherhood after 35? 

Go for it.  Don’t waste time on the past.  Get healthy, stay healthy, and surround yourself with people who support your Path. By all means, look at your options, there is no one way to conception.  And have a life!  It’s when you least expect it to happen that the miracle happens!