Sharon Munroe got tired of going to the obstetrician and getting the doom-and-gloom forecast for her pregnancy. She was 40 years old and wanted this baby who came at the right time in her life to be celebrated. All of the books and materials she was reading also were very negative.
She decided to switch obstetricians, and the germ of an idea began to form. There had to be a place where women of an “advanced maternal age” — that’s what doctors call pregnant women ages 35 and older — could find resources and read stories of other women who were pregnant or had children when they were 35 or older.
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Advancedmaternalage.org will host a workshop to help women who began a family at age 35 or older tell their stories. 10 a.m. Sept. 21. Location will be given upon registration. Free, but space is limited. Register at advancedmaternalage.org. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-666-7621.