Why Every Woman Over 30 Needs a Plan
Are you over 30 and have yet to start a family? Well if so this article is for you.
I don’t want to freak you out, but if you haven’t heard or seen this elsewhere, here are some facts that might surprise you:
- 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy (CDC 2015).
- Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained (ASRM 2015).
With a bit of a ‘back of the envelope’ check, it didn’t take me long to figure out that there are millions of women online who were going to be wanting to learn a whole lot more about this subject, so I couldn’t help myself once I started writing this blog article.
The media’s lack of transparency about fertility
Every time I see a celebrity above the age of 40 announcing she’s pregnant or has just had a child I get pissed. And it’s not because I’m jealous, or I don’t like celebrities. It’s because my BS detector starts wailing like a banshee when the story behind how they managed this feat of biological improbability is seldom, if ever even given mention amongst the glamour shots and brightly coloured text.
Thanks to botox, air brushing and personal trainers th