A friend who is in her 20’s recently told me she’s going to wait until she’s 40 to start having babies. Sure, there’s Nicole Kidman who delivered her first baby at age 41 and Halle Berry at age 42 and Madonna delivered her second child at age 42 and so. Many. More. Over 40 women who have graced countless magazine covers giving women the false perception that they can hold off on having that first or second baby for as lonnggg as they want.
The truth of the matter is, once a woman hits her 30’s, her chances of conceiving drop to 15-20% according to Medicine Net and, “It does drop significantly after age 35.” According to an article posted on infertility on About.com, “At age 40, your chance of getting pregnant in any given month is just 5%.”
For those that didn’t find The One until later in life or simply found out the hard way — whether age was a factor or not — it wasn’t easy (or even possible) to get pregnant the first or second time around after years of being warned to the contrary, it can be an uphill battle. Shira Kfir, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in Reproductive Medicine and Women’s issues, discusses secondary infertility, the latest options for couples hoping to conceive, what’s involved, and the costs as well as options if it doesn’t happen. First, one mom shares her own emotional journey with secondary infertility and the impact it had on her personal religious beliefs as well. [Read more…] about Secondary Infertility, Fertility treatments and One Mom’s Firsthand Experience