Meet the Over 40 Mom Squad

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Meet ACHILDAFTER40.COM’S unique panel of expert mothers over 40 who’ve “walked the talk” by having their children later in life.

From fertility to menopause, they are the go-to gals for expert advice, blog input and reader questions about motherhood after 40.*

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Angel La Liberte, BA (Hons) Psych.

Founder of A Child After 40 (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com), (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com) gave birth to her son and daughter at 41 and 44.

Read Angel’s Story, Story 2.

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Flower Power Mom (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/) has grown to stand on four pillars of purpose: to advocate, inspire, edify and bring humor to the experience of motherhood after 40. I believe that what I’m doing is a higher calling.”

Mom Expert #1

Jan Andersen—gave birth to a daughter at 40.

Founder of Mothers Over 40 (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com/), the UK sister site of Flower Power Mom (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com).

Read Jan s Story 1 (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1879), Story 2 (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=406).

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“Older mothers (and fathers) have inevitably had the benefit of many more years of life experience and knowledge. They are better equipped to handle the challenges that they face as parents and are also in a better position to educate their children.”

Mom Expert #2

Cindy Bailey, gave birth at 41.

Co-author, The Fertile Kitchen® Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Optimizing Your Fertility

Read Cindy s Story. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1937)

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“We are not statistics. We’re individuals with the power to make a difference in our own health and fertility. First and foremost—I believe it is possible to conceive later and that we have much more power than we think we do.”

Mom Expert #3

Delrae Balgas—Gave birth to a son at 44.

Licensed, Certified Professional Midwife, Orange County, CA.

Read Delrae s Story. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=946)

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“In my twenties I had lots energy to give to my children but in my forties I actually have wisdom to give to them. It’s always a privilege to place a baby in a young mom’s arms but an even greater one to place a baby in the arms of a mom over 40 cause you know that she has somehow defied the laws that govern nature.”

Mom Expert #4

Marna Gatlin—gave birth to a son at 38.

Founder, Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) (http://www NULL.pved NULL.org)

Read Marna s Story 1 (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=2233), Story 2 (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1769).

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“Parents Via Egg Donation really does change the world one baby at a time—regardless of the age, gender, or sexual orientation of parents.”

Mom Expert #5

Nicole Klieff—gave birth to a daughter at 44.

Author: Baby Next Time (http://www NULL.babynexttime NULL.co NULL.uk/)—a book about her journey through “unexplained infertility” to reproductive immunology.

Read Nicole s Story. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1195)

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“Many people are diagnosed with “unexplained infertility” without ever finding out the reasons why.  The purpose of my book was to reach out to couples across the world undergoing IVF treatment with limited monetary resources and who might be suffering heartache and one disappointment after another.”

Mom Expert #6

Jennifer Levy, LCPC—Gave birth to a son at 44.

Psychotherapist practicing in Chicago, IL.

Founder, First Time Moms Over 40 (jenniferlevy null@null comcast NULL.net), Chicago-based group providing support, camaraderie and psychoeducation to women, aged 40+. Contact: 312-573-0900, ext.310.

Read Jennifer s Story (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1075).

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“Having experienced infertility, fertility treatment, pregnancy, birth and the adjustment to motherhood, I can understand my patients’ experience in a more profound and shared manner. I am able to clarify, normalize and provide support and guidance from a place of truly knowing.”

Mom Expert #7

Maha Al Musa—Gave birth to her daughter at 46.

Founder and Facilitator of Bellydance For Birth (http://www NULL.bellydanceforbirth NULL.com)—The Al Musa Method®

Read Maha s Story (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1098).

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“I can see how some first-time moms over 40 could feel disempowered. When they are pregnant over 40, the belly dance, as a prenatal exercise, is very alluring because it is a dance of improvisation—an exploration without too much technique.”

Mom Expert #8

Dr. Priscilla Natanson—gave birth at 40.

Naturopathic Doctor, practicing in Seattle, WA:

Read Dr. Natanson s Story (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=2020)

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“Most women I have known who are having kids in their late 30’s or early 40’s are having no trouble conceiving if they are relaxed and having fun with the process. Chillax!  Try to make the process fun, lighthearted and loving. Take good care of your body and trust it to know what to do.”

Mom Expert #9

Cynthia Wilson James—gave birth to 2 daughters at 42 and 44.

Childbirth Educator, SC, and Founder of InSeason Mom (http://www NULL.inseasonmom NULL.org)

Read Cynthia s Story. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1919)

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“I strongly believe there is a season for everything in life, including giving birth. Your season is not determined by when I think or when anyone else thinks you should give birth. I believe only God makes that decision.”


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13 Responses to Meet the Over 40 Mom Squad

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    • margaret campbell (http://yahoo) says:

      I have a daughter whom is 35years old I had when I was 17years old and at the age of 46 I found out I was going to have a baby. I was so shocked . I did not know what to think . I cryed a lot . I was scared. my whole term I had morning after noon and night sickness other than that I was good. and birth was ok until I was at 8 cemermeters and the heart rate was falling they did c section . I did not want but had no choice. but had a perfect baby boy. Nathaniel. and all you moms about the grandmom thing . yes I get hurt. and cry. and now he is in kindergarten I do not like it cause . I feel like people are looking at me like I am crazy. so other moms I feel better knowing you all are out there . I would love to hear from some one. thanks Margaret in pa.

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  6. Stella says:

    I gave birth to a son at age 36 and another at 39. I have been called grandma since they saw my then 17 year old daughter carrying her little brother. I do know what you moms are going through. Now at 50 its hard when Strangers ask if Im grandma or mom. Even Drs ask thats what gets me, read the chart hello!

  7. Julie G. says:

    YEAH!! I adopted my daughter at birth when at age 42 and all I can say is THANK GOODNESS someone is talking about all this!! I wish I was in a bigger city just to meet more Mom’s over 40!! I keep meeting Moms who were BORN when I was graduating High School. UGH.

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  9. Jennifer D says:

    Hi flower power moms….thank you so much Angel for this website, it is just what I have been looking for. I am a flower power mom who had my first child at the age of 44. My daughter is now 2 years old and it would be wonderful to fellowship with other
    moms who are on this blessed, miraculous mid life mommyhood journey. Please contact me if you need a fellow flower power mom friend. I think there are lots of us out there, we just need to unite!!!!!!!

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  11. LINDA says:

    I AM VERY INTERESTED TO GET ANY INFO ANYONE CAN OFFER. I LIVE IN NY-QUEENS AREA AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO HAVE A CHILD WITH IVF AND ACUPUNCTURE TO NO AVAIL. I AM NOW 48 AND NEED ADVICE AS TO WHERE TO TURN FOR AN EXCELLENT DR THAT UNDERSTANDS AND CAN HELP WITH EGG DONATION. MY HUSBAND IS A FEW YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A GOOD UNDERSTANDING DR? THANK YOU EVERYONE, LINDA

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