Sheryl’s Over 40 Pregnancy and Birth Story

Name:  Sheryl Taylor Age when you gave birth: 45 (just 5 days before 46th birthday) State/Country of residence:  Georgia Child’s name : Charlize Taylor (daughter) Current or former profession(s):  Realtor, Bank Treasury Officer, currently a stay-at-home mom and blogger at happilyeverafterthesedays.com PREGNANCY How long were you trying to get pregnant? We started when I was 42 and got pregnant within 3 months, but lost the pregnancy at 6 weeks in a miscarriage.  I had been using progesterone cream, but stopped when I read on the label to discontinue use if pregnant.  I realized after the fact, the immediate lowering of progesterone may have contributed to the miscarriage. Sadly, I was not educated about the matter before my miscarriage.  Then we tried naturally for 3 years before going to a fertility doctor.  He advised IVF and we got pregnant with the first transfer, so the total number of years of trying was about 3 1/2 years. What did you do or not do to increase your chances of getting pregnant after 35? Everything I read recommended healthy eating, exercise and to try to lose weight, which I did.  I also turned to herbs, specific foods and supplements that are known to increase … Continue reading Sheryl’s Over 40 Pregnancy and Birth Story