A CHILD AFTER 40 Resource Library

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All resources for the A CHILD AFTER 40 Library have been selected on the basis that they directly relate to motherhood after 40, or have been founded by midlife mothers or fathers. If you have a blog, website, book, article, support or social group or other information you wish to be considered for listing in the A Child After 40 Library, please contact us.

Blogs & Websites

Mothers Over 40 (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com), The first website to be launched for women having children after 40, with comprehensive information, resources, books, and penpal network.

FertilityAuthority (http://www NULL.fertilityauthority NULL.com/about-us#sthash NULL.v7c2Qq8v NULL.dpuf), A comprehensive, interactive online network for women — and men — seeking fertility and infertility information, advice, referrals and appointments. Website is designed to provide quality information on a wide range of fertility topics, as well as simplify your search for a trusted fertility doctor or fertility clinic.

The Dancing Egg (http://thedancingegg NULL.wordpress NULL.com/), veteran New York journalist, Caren Chesler, had her son via IVF at 46, and writes a humorous blog about parenting in midlife.

Mom Again At 40 (http://momagain40 NULL.blogspot NULL.com), Karen is a mom again after 40, remarried, who has a toddler AND a teen that is planning to go to university the following year!

Mothers Over 40 (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com/), an inspirational, encouraging and positive global resource for older mothers and fathers from all walks of life, offering hope, reassurance and comfort to midlife parents. www.mothersover40.com (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com).  Founder: Jan Andersen. 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). The UK sister site of Flower Power Mom (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com).

Mom At Last (http://www NULL.momatlast NULL.com/) A blog and website supporting women of all ages suffering with infertility, going through IVF, or thinking about adoption. A place where women can get information and share stories on the many journeys women take before, during and after motherhood. Founded by Sharon Simons who adopted at 42. www.momatlast.com (http://www NULL.momatlast NULL.com). Read Sharon’s story at FPM (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/adoption-after-40/).

InSeason Mom (http://www NULL.inseasonmom NULL.org) Former childbirth educator and first time mom over 40 of two daughters provides pregnancy tips and offers confidential telephone consultations for first time moms over 35 and women considering motherhood past 35. www.inseasonmom.org (http://www NULL.inseasonmom NULL.org) Read Cynthia s Story. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1919)

MommyInTheMiddle (http://www NULL.mommyinthemiddle NULL.com/about-me/) Dentist, Carolyn Schweitzer, had her first child at 46 and now blogs about issues on motherhood after 40.

MidAge Mom (http://jenniferhull NULL.com/MidAgeMom/) MidAge Mom is for women who had kids late and are parenting in midlife, rather than celebrating the empty nest on a beach in Bali.  http://jenniferhull.com/MidAgeMom/ (http://jenniferhull NULL.com/MidAgeMom/)

MidlifeMothers.org (http://www NULL.midlifemothers NULL.org) and MotheringintheMiddle.com (http://www NULL.MotheringintheMiddle NULL.com) are intended to provide this group with a voice, face and forum.     www.MotheringintheMiddle.com (http://www NULL.MotheringintheMiddle NULL.com)

4GABY (http://www NULL.4gaby NULL.com/). Grits, a Brit and a Yank, an online magazine by women over 40, was created by a group of four friends who all have an interest in writing, in mothering, in aging, and in supporting each other and other women.  http://www.4gaby.com/ (http://www NULL.4gaby NULL.com/)

Forty Something First Time Mum (http://www NULL.fortysomethingfirsttimemum NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) Claire Hegarty, from Ireland, who had a surprise pregnancy at 41, blogs about motherhood after 40. http://www.fortysomethingfirsttimemum.blogspot.com/ (http://www NULL.fortysomethingfirsttimemum NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) You can also read her story at FPM (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/over-40-mom-blogs-from-ireland/).

Dreaming Miracles (http://dreamingmiracles NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) A blog by an anonymous American woman seeking love and motherhood after the age of 40. http://dreamingmiracles.blogspot.com/ (http://dreamingmiracles NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) Read her story. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/message-in-a-bottle/)

Menopausal New Mom (http://menonewmom NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) Canadian who became a first-time mom at 45 and then hit “full blown” menopause two years later. http://menonewmom.blogspot.com (http://menonewmom NULL.blogspot NULL.com) Read FPM blog here. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=775)

Stories of Pregnancy and Birth Over 44 Years Old (http://pregnancyover44y NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) Blog and website that catalogues news stories about older women giving birth around the world. http://pregnancyover44y.blogspot.com/ (http://pregnancyover44y NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)

Pregnancy Stories By Age:
http://pregnancystories.blogspot.com/ (http://pregnancystories NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)

You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40’s
http://youcangetpregnant.blogspot.com/ (http://youcangetpregnant NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)

New Mum Over 40 (http://newtomum NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) A 42 year old Australian school teacher blogs about “the journey and discoveries” of becoming pregnant over 40.  http://newtomum.blogspot.com/ (http://newtomum NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) Read her story at FPM (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/is-this-your-conception-cup-of-tea/).

Fashion Forward 40 (http://fashionforward40 NULL.com/). A former fashionista had her child at 40 and trying to balance her love of fashion, motherhood, real life, respect for the environment and gravity. http://fashionforward40.com/ (http://fashionforward40 NULL.com/) Founded by Tracy Rossignol. Read her story at FPM (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/motherhood-40-fashion/).

Birth Stories On Demand (http://www NULL.birthstoriesondemand NULL.com/birthing-after-40/)—Birthing After 40.  Kelli Stapleton is the author of the ‘Birth Stories on Demand Presents:’ series of books written to entertain and inform women about childbirth, including a section on birthing after 40. http://www.birthstoriesondemand.com/birthing-after-40/ (http://www NULL.birthstoriesondemand NULL.com/birthing-after-40/)

The Writer Revived. Blog by Elizabeth Ross, a writer who gave birth at 40. http://thewriterrevived.com (http://thewriterrevived NULL.com)

Pregnancy Over 40 (http://www NULL.pregnancyover40-over40motherhood NULL.blogspot NULL.com/). Sandy Robertson researched natural methods of enhancing fertility and succeeded in having a normal pregnancy and normal delivery at the age of 44.http://www.pregnancyover40-over40motherhood.blogspot.com/ (http://www NULL.pregnancyover40-over40motherhood NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)

Fertilityclinicsabroad.com (http://www NULL.fertilityclinicsabroad NULL.com) is an independent company which aims to assist people seeking IVF abroad in the Czech Republic and Spain. Information is provided on IVF clinics and treatments in these countries, and further help can be provided if required.


Social & Support Networks

Circle of Moms: Moms Over 40 With Children of All Ages. (http://www NULL.circleofmoms NULL.com/mums-over-40- NULL.with-children-of-all-ages NULL.)A large following of women over 40 TTC, and moms who are parenting after giving birth over 40.

First Time Moms Over 40 (‌jenniferlevy null@null ‍comcast NULL.net), Chicago-based group providing support, camaraderie and psychoeducation to women, aged 40+.  Founded by Jennifer Levy, LCPC, who became a mother at 44.  Read Jennifer’s Story. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/the-modern-children-of-sarah-and-abraham/) Contact: 312-573-0900, ext. 310. www.wellspringshealth.com (http://www NULL.wellspringshealth NULL.com)

The Mother’s Room (http://www NULL.themothersroom NULL.com), New parenthood can be an exciting and scary time. So many changes bring an enormous range of feelings, not all of them were what you expected. Laura Favin, LCSW, Lic Psya, herself and expectant mother over 40, offers group and individual support in the NYC and Doylestown, PA areas. www.themothersroom.com (http://www NULL.themothersroom NULL.com)

Geezers and Tots, Portland, OR (http://www NULL.meetup NULL.com/olderwiser/). Meet other parents who started families later in life. Read FPM blog (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=692)

Midlife Moms, Redwood City, CA. (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/group NULL.php?gid=155803427768155) This group was formed in 2006 as a way to connect Mid Life Mom’s and create community. Read FPM blog (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/midlife-adoption-coach/).

Facebook Moms Over 40 (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/pages/MOMS-OVER-40/64817389954)—a network of mothers who had their children after 40.

Yahoo Older Moms Group (http://health NULL.groups NULL.yahoo NULL.com/group/oldermoms/) For women over 40 who are aiming to get pregnant, are pregnant or who have successfully started families and wish to help others in this age group.

Circle of Moms (http://www NULL.circleofmoms NULL.com/mums-over-40- NULL.with-children-of-all-ages NULL.). Moms over 40, with children of all ages. http://www.circleofmoms.com/mums-over-40-.with-children-of-all-ages (http://www NULL.circleofmoms NULL.com/mums-over-40- NULL.with-children-of-all-ages).

Single Mothers By Choice. (http://www NULL.singlemothersbychoice NULL.org/) Whether you are just beginning to consider the possibility of becoming a single mother, are trying to adopt or conceive, or are already a single mother by choice, Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) can provide you with information, resources, and the opportunity to create a unique virtual and local support network of your peers. http://www.singlemothersbychoice.org/ (http://www NULL.singlemothersbychoice NULL.org/)


Articles, Studies/Research


October 2012: American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) states Freezing of unfertilized human eggs no longer experimental: Mature Oocyte Cryopreservation A Guideline, The Practice Committees of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). (http://www NULL.cdc NULL.gov/art/) Information and definition of assisted reproductive technologies from the CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/art/ (http://www NULL.cdc NULL.gov/art/)

Study Finds That for Women Over 40, In Vitro Fertilization Doesn’t Restore Youthful Fertility (http://www NULL.washingtonpost NULL.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/14/AR2009011404003 NULL.html). A study involving more than 6,000 women who underwent the treatment at a large Boston clinic found it could not counteract the decline in fertility that occurs among those older than 40. More than 113,000 IVF treatment cycles are performed each year in the United States, and about 10 percent of IVF cycles are done on women age 40 and older. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/14/AR2009011404003.html (http://www NULL.washingtonpost NULL.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/14/AR2009011404003 NULL.html)

IVF After 40 Years of Age (http://cnyfertility NULL.com/2010/06/02/ivf-after-40-years-of-age-%E2%80%93-2010-update/). Dr. Joe Massey provides 2010 update on the potential success rates of IVF after 40. http://cnyfertility.com/2010/06/02/ivf-after-40-years-of-age-%E2%80%93-2010-update/ (http://cnyfertility NULL.com/2010/06/02/ivf-after-40-years-of-age-%E2%80%93-2010-update/)


Natural Fertility

She Knows—5 Tips For Women Considering Pregnancy After Age 40. http://pregnancyandbaby.sheknows.com/pregnancy/baby/5-Tips-for-women-considering-pregnancy-after-age-40-6567.htm (http://pregnancyandbaby NULL.sheknows NULL.com/pregnancy/baby/5-Tips-for-women-considering-pregnancy-after-age-40-6567 NULL.htm)

Trying To Get Pregnant After 35 (http://www NULL.marchofdimes NULL.com/pregnancy/trying_after35 NULL.html). Medical information on getting pregnant after 35 from the March of Dimes. http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/trying_after35.html (http://www NULL.marchofdimes NULL.com/pregnancy/trying_after35 NULL.html)

Fertility After 40 (http://www NULL.susunweed NULL.com/Article_Fertility_After_Forty NULL.htm).  Article on enlisting the help of “green allies” to increase fertility, insure conception, prevent birth defects, and promote a healthy pregnancy and an easy delivery after 40. http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Fertility_After_Forty.htm (http://www NULL.susunweed NULL.com/Article_Fertility_After_Forty NULL.htm)

How Does Age Affect A Woman’s Ability to Have Children? (http://www NULL.cdc NULL.gov/reproductivehealth/Infertility/) Info from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) online resource.

Age and Fertility—A Guide For Patients (http://www NULL.sart NULL.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/Resources/Patient_Resources/Fact_Sheets_and_Info_Booklets/agefertility NULL.pdf). American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Facts about conceiving after 40. By age 40, your chance is only about 5% per month. In many cases, these percentages are true for natural conception as well as conception using ART. http://www.sart.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/Resources/Patient_Resources/Fact_Sheets_and_Info_Booklets/agefertility.pdf (http://www NULL.sart NULL.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/Resources/Patient_Resources/Fact_Sheets_and_Info_Booklets/agefertility NULL.pdf)

Age-related fertility decline: a committee opinion. (http://www NULL.asrm NULL.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/News_and_Publications/Practice_Guidelines/Committee_Opinions/Age-related_fertility NULL.pdf) The Committee on Gynecologic Practice of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Age is a significant factor influencing a woman’s ability to conceive. Social trends have led to deferred childbearing, and an increasing number of women are experiencing age-related infertility and pregnancy loss. http://www.asrm.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/News_and_Publications/Practice_Guidelines/Committee_Opinions/Age-related_fertility.pdf (http://www NULL.asrm NULL.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/News_and_Publications/Practice_Guidelines/Committee_Opinions/Age-related_fertility NULL.pdf)

Infertility Risk Factors and Statistics, including age. RESOLVE (http://www NULL.resolve NULL.org/)—The National Infertility Organization. http://www.resolve.org/infertility-overview/optimizing-fertility/risk-factors.html (http://www NULL.resolve NULL.org/infertility-overview/optimizing-fertility/risk-factors NULL.html)

Independent and dependent contributions of advanced maternal and paternal ages to autism risk. (http://onlinelibrary NULL.wiley NULL.com/doi/10 NULL.1002/aur NULL.116/abstract) The recent trend towards delayed childbearing contributed approximately a 4.6% increase in autism diagnoses in California over the decade. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aur.116/abstract (http://onlinelibrary NULL.wiley NULL.com/doi/10 NULL.1002/aur NULL.116/abstract)

A 2005 Massachusetts study indicated that women in their 40s still have a “reasonable chance of success” for pregnancy using ART. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16084887 (http://www NULL.ncbi NULL.nlm NULL.nih NULL.gov/pubmed/16084887)


Birth Rates & Parenting

Statistics Report, Births 2009, released by CDC (http://www NULL.cdc NULL.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_03 NULL.pdf). Shows the only age group to have an increase in birthrate were women over 40. Teenagers, and women in their 20’s and 30’s all showed a decline in birthrate. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_03.pdf (http://www NULL.cdc NULL.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_03 NULL.pdf)

CDC records rise in birth rate for women over 40. (http://www NULL.anhourago NULL.us/show NULL.aspx?l=8199628) Study shows that, between 2007 and 2009, women over 40 were the only age group to show a “baby boom”, with birth rates rising by 6%. In all other age groups, birth rates were down. http://www.anhourago.us/show.aspx?l=8199628 (http://www NULL.anhourago NULL.us/show NULL.aspx?l=8199628)

A Global Perspective On Happiness and Fertility. (http://onlinelibrary NULL.wiley NULL.com/doi/10 NULL.1111/j NULL.1728-4457 NULL.2011 NULL.00389 NULL.x/abstract) Released March 2011. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, and the University of Pennsylvania (http://topics NULL.nytimes NULL.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/u/university_of_pennsylvania/index NULL.html?inline=nyt-org) found that people over the age of 40 are happier with children than without. Parents under 30 are decidedly less happy than their child-free peers. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1728-4457.2011.00389.x/abstract (http://onlinelibrary NULL.wiley NULL.com/doi/10 NULL.1111/j NULL.1728-4457 NULL.2011 NULL.00389 NULL.x/abstract). NYT summary: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/fashion/10Studied.html (http://www NULL.nytimes NULL.com/2011/04/10/fashion/10Studied NULL.html). NB. The study did not specify age of the children; whether they were younger or older.

Motherhood after age 50: an evaluation of parenting stress and physical functioning. (http://www NULL.fertstert NULL.org/article/S0015-0282%2806%2904566-3/abstract) A 2007 University of California study suggested that women having children after the age of 50 can cope with the stress of parenting just as effectively as younger mothers in their 30’s. http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282%2806%2904566-3/abstract (http://www NULL.fertstert NULL.org/article/S0015-0282%2806%2904566-3/abstract)

Late Motherhood Boosts Family Lifespan—Same Genes Linked to Longevity and Births after Age 45. (http://www NULL.unews NULL.utah NULL.edu/p/?r=042709-1) A 2009 University of Utah study found women who gave birth at age 45 or older were 14 percent to 17 percent less likely to die during any year after age 50 than women who did not deliver a child after age 40; concluded older mothers more likely to live longer. Read more: http://www.unews.utah.edu/p/?r=042709-1 (http://www NULL.unews NULL.utah NULL.edu/p/?r=042709-1)

In Canada, the number of women aged between 40 and 44 with at least one pre-school aged child has doubled in the last 20 years. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/090917/dq090917d-eng.htm (http://www NULL.statcan NULL.gc NULL.ca/daily-quotidien/090917/dq090917d-eng NULL.htm)

In the UK, the number of births to mothers aged 40 and over has nearly doubled in the last decade. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/may/21/birth-rate-increase (http://www NULL.guardian NULL.co NULL.uk/society/2009/may/21/birth-rate-increase)

In 2007, nearly half of all Canadian births were from mothers between 30 and 44 years old, up 4% from the previous year. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/84f0210x/2007000/aftertoc-aprestdm1-eng.htm (http://www NULL.statcan NULL.gc NULL.ca/pub/84f0210x/2007000/aftertoc-aprestdm1-eng NULL.htm)

More women aged over 40 are having children in Italy than in any other western industrialized nation, accounting for nearly 5% of their nation‟s births. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/aug/01/italy.international (http://www NULL.guardian NULL.co NULL.uk/world/2007/aug/01/italy NULL.international)

A 2002 study published in JAMA concludes: “there does not appear to be any definitive medical reason for excluding [healthy women in their 50s] from attempting pregnancy on the basis of age alone.” http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/288/18/2320 (http://jama NULL.ama-assn NULL.org/cgi/content/full/288/18/2320)

Women who delay pregnancy may reduce their risk of breast cancer later in life by breastfeeding their children, a 2007 California study suggests. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11618-breastfeeding-may-protect-older-mothers-from-cancer.html (http://www NULL.newscientist NULL.com/article/dn11618-breastfeeding-may-protect-older-mothers-from-cancer NULL.html)

A 2009 Australian study found that first-time older mothers cope surprisingly well with the physical demands of pregnancy compared to younger mums, but are more anxious about the well being of their unborn baby. http://www.physorg.com/news166287473.html (http://www NULL.physorg NULL.com/news166287473 NULL.html)

Why Parents Hate Parenting. New York News & Features Magazine. http://nymag.com/news/features/67024/ (http://nymag NULL.com/news/features/67024/)



Right Time Baby (http://www NULL.righttimebaby NULL.com/)–by UK author, Claudia Spahr. A lively and informative guide, Right Time Baby is for the woman who’s waited until she’s absolutely ready for feeding and burping to take over her life.

Baby Next Time (http://www NULL.babynexttime NULL.co NULL.uk/)—a book about a woman’s journey through “unexplained infertility” to reproductive immunology and motherhood at 44. Read Nicole s Story. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1195) http://www.babynexttime.co.uk/ (http://www NULL.babynexttime NULL.co NULL.uk/)

Is Your Body Baby-Friendly? (http://babyfriendlybook NULL.com/) Unexplained Infertility, Miscarriage & IVF Failure Explained by Alan E. Beer, Julia Kantecki, Jane Reed. Publisher: AJR Publishing (October 28, 2006) ISBN: 0978507800 http://babyfriendlybook.com/ (http://babyfriendlybook NULL.com/) Read Jane’s story at FPM (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/the-new-father-of-fertility/).

Enhancing Fertility After Age 40 (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com/enhancingfertility NULL.html). Author Jan Andersen, founder of Mothers Over 40, (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com/) compiled this E-Book taking into consideration all aspects of health and natural therapies to enhance fertility. http://www.mothersover40.com/enhancingfertility.html (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com/enhancingfertility NULL.html)

The Fertile Kitchen® Cookbook (http://www NULL.fertilekitchen NULL.com): Simple Recipes for Optimizing Your Fertility, By Cindy Bailey and Pierre Giauque, Ph.D.  Read Cindy s Story. (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1937) www.fertilekitchen.com (http://www NULL.fertilekitchen NULL.com)

Birth Begins At Forty—Challenging The Myths Of Late Motherhood (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Birth-Begins-Forty-Corinne-Sweet/dp/0340756969/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242958781&sr=1-1) The first author to actually lay hands on some of the ‘myths’ and key issues facing women over forty and looking menopause squarely in the eye is British author, Corrine Sweet.

You Can Get Pregnant Over 40 Naturally (http://www NULL.getpregnantover40 NULL.com/index NULL.html) Author Sandy Robertson had her daughter at 44, after years of researching natural methods to enhance fertility. Blog: http://infertility-fertility.blogspot.com/ (http://infertility-fertility NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)

Last-Chance Children: Growing Up with Older Parents, by Monica B. Morris. (http://www NULL.monicabmorris NULL.com/doc/books NULL.htm) Research seems to show that late-born children whose parents were generous with themselves and their leisure time remember their childhood years with more affection than those whose parents were less involved. http://www.monicabmorris.com/doc/books.htm (http://www NULL.monicabmorris NULL.com/doc/books NULL.htm)

But I don’t Feel Too Old To Be A Mommy—The Complete Sourcebook for Starting (And Restarting) Motherhood Beyond 35 And After Forty (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/gp/product/1558748288?ie=UTF8&tag=flopowmom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1558748288), by Doreen Nagle (Health Communications, Inc.).

Bellydance For Birth (http://www NULL.bellydanceforbirth NULL.com) Prenatal dance and exercise, book and CD. The Al Musa Method® Founded by Maha Al Musa, gave birth at 46. Read Maha s Story (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/wordpress/?p=1098). www.bellydanceforbirth.com (http://www NULL.bellydanceforbirth NULL.com)

THREE WISHES: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=THREE+WISHES&x=0&y=0) (Little, Brown and Company/April 6, 2010), by Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and Pamela Ferdinand. As the three successful, connected, savvy journalists were approaching forty, they began to worry that somewhere between hot leads and hot dates they missed their chance to have children.

Ready: Why Women Are Embracing the New Later Motherhood (http://www NULL.readymoms NULL.com/), by Elizabeth Gregory. http://www.readymoms.com/ (http://www NULL.readymoms NULL.com/)

The Journey of the Slim Soul (http://www NULL.journeyoftheslimsoul NULL.com/), by Anges de Lumiere. The author, who gave birth at 45 after conceiving naturally, offers a path to slimming with love and gently, without scales, calorie counting, strenuous exercise or dieting. http://www.journeyoftheslimsoul.com/ (http://www NULL.journeyoftheslimsoul NULL.com/)

The Long Awaited Stork—A Guide to Parenting After Infertility (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Long-Awaited-Stork-Guide-Parenting-Infertility/dp/0787940534). About mothers who have gone through infertility and waited so long for a child. Often it’s hard for them to set boundaries for their child because we’re just so happy that they have finally arrived.


Non-profit Agencies

Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) (http://www NULL.pved NULL.org). Parents Via Egg Donation, or PVED, was created to educate, support, and empower families and individuals at any stage of the process who choose to use egg donation to build a family.Founder: Marna Gatlin. 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). http://www.pved.org (http://www NULL.pved NULL.org)

RESOLVE—The National Infertility Organization (http://www NULL.resolve NULL.org/infertility-overview/optimizing-fertility/risk-factors NULL.html). Non-profit with a nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.

Cade Foundation (http://www NULL.cadefoundation NULL.org/). Charity offering family building grants (ART or adoption); helping families to overcome fertility. No age limit on grant applications. http://www.cadefoundation.org/ (http://www NULL.cadefoundation NULL.org/)

Creating A Family. (http://www NULL.creatingafamily NULL.org NULL.) Creating a Family provides resources and support for this alternative journey, regardless whether your path is infertility treatment or adoption. http://www.creatingafamily.org (http://www NULL.creatingafamily NULL.org).

ReproductiveFacts.org (http://www NULL.reproductivefacts NULL.org).  The American Society for Reproductive Medicine strives to provide patients and the public with the latest information and news in reproductive health in an easily accessible format via our website, www.ReproductiveFacts.org (http://www NULL.reproductivefacts NULL.org).



Mid Life Adoptive Mom (http://www NULL.parentingbyadoption NULL.com/) Kelli Suchy blogs at Mid Life Adoptive Mom. She’s an Adoption Coach who works with couples who are looking to either create or add to their family by Domestic Open Adoption. http://www.parentingbyadoption.com/ (http://www NULL.parentingbyadoption NULL.com/)


Parenting, Health, Ageing, Menopause

Midlife Mom Inside Out (http://midlifemominsideout NULL.com). An empowering wellness resource site dedicated to the needs and goals of the later in life mom. Founded by fitness trainer Megan Antlfinger, who gave birth at 40 and 42. http://midlifemominsideout.com (http://midlifemominsideout NULL.com). Read Megan’s story at FPM (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/put-over40-mom-fitness-trainer/).

Dogs and Storks (http://www NULL.dogsandstorks NULL.com). Certified dog behavior consultant and Mother of four had her last child at 41. Specializes in supporting families with kids and dogs using positive, practical and affordable solutions.   www.dogsandstorks.com (http://www NULL.dogsandstorks NULL.com)

Parentless Parents (http://allisongilbert NULL.com/index NULL.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=10), by Allison Gilbert, is the first book to show how the absence of grandparents impacts everything about the way mothers and fathers raise their children, an especially vital topic as so many later moms are raising kids without the help and support of their own parents. http://allisongilbert.com/ (http://allisongilbert NULL.com/)

Life After 50: In Praise of Older Mothers, Barbara Grufferman, Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-hannah-grufferman/life-after-50-in-praise-o_b_809235.html (http://www NULL.huffingtonpost NULL.com/barbara-hannah-grufferman/life-after-50-in-praise-o_b_809235 NULL.html)

The Best of Everything After 50 (http://bestofeverythingafter50 NULL.com/), by Barbara Grufferman. The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More is the essential handbook to being a healthy and strong woman over 50. http://bestofeverythingafter50.com/ (http://bestofeverythingafter50 NULL.com/)


2 Responses to A CHILD AFTER 40 Resource Library

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