Today, 1 in 5 women in the United States has her first child after age 35. When a woman becomes pregnant in her late thirties or forties, she has different needs than a younger mother-to-be. Now, after more than ten years, "Your Pregnancy after 35" has been fully revised with cutting-edge information, addressing nearly every health and lifestyle concern pertaining to "older" mothers. From how age affects pregnancy to when to consider genetic counseling to finding the best care when returning to work, this essential guide offers mothers--and their partners--the wise, supportive answers they need.
With millions of copies sold worldwide, the highly trusted Your Pregnancy series has established itself as the go-to resource for expectant parents time and time again. Medically grounded, this informative, reassuring guide gives older expectant parents the information they need to have a healthy, happy pregnancy.
Glade B. Curtis, MD, MPH, is board certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the father of five. He lives in Utah.
Judith Schuler, MS, the mother of one son, has coauthored eighteen books with Dr. Curtis in the past twenty-five years. She lives in Wyoming and Arizona.