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“Flower Power Mom 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
Founder of Mothers Over 40 (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com/), the UK sister site of Flower Power Mom.
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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
Co-author, The Fertile Kitchen® Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Optimizing Your Fertility
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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
Licensed, Certified Professional Midwife, Orange County, CA.
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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
Founder, Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) (http://www NULL.pved NULL.org)
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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
Author: Baby Next Time (http://www NULL.babynexttime NULL.co NULL.uk/)—a book about her journey through “unexplained infertility” to reproductive immunology.
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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
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.
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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
Founder and Facilitator of Bellydance For Birth (http://www NULL.bellydanceforbirth NULL.com)—The Al Musa Method®
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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
Naturopathic Doctor, practicing in Seattle, WA:
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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
Childbirth Educator, SC, and Founder of InSeason Mom (http://www NULL.inseasonmom NULL.org)
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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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