41 episodes

Personal experiences and journeys for women who are trying to conceive or currently pregnant from other women and experts with natural pregnancy after 40 success stories.

Pregnancy After 40 Michelle Johnson

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

Personal experiences and journeys for women who are trying to conceive or currently pregnant from other women and experts with natural pregnancy after 40 success stories.

    Episode 040 - "The Joy of Later Motherhood" Author, Fertility Coach and Speaker w/ Bettina Gordon

    Episode 040 - "The Joy of Later Motherhood" Author, Fertility Coach and Speaker w/ Bettina Gordon

    Mom at 44; Author at 46; Cancer-Kicker at 48; YouTuber at 50!

    After becoming a mother for the first time at 44 years old, writing a book titled, "The Joy of Later Motherhood" and then becoming a mentor and fertility coach, Bettina Gordon - Wayne empowers women from all over the world by living and promoting her "It's Never Too Late to Live the Life You Love, Reinvent Successfully, and Defy Aging Along the Way!" mantra.

    In this Pregnancy After 40 Podcast interview, Bettina shares her life journey over 40, which includes having her son at 44 years old, which she credits to several things that she practiced and incorporated into her life before she conceived. Open, honest, and funny, Bettina is an inspiration to all women over 40 years as it relates to pregnancy, career, peace, and happiness!

    ABOUT BETTINA:

    “Never give up on your dream! Age is a number, not your destiny.” - Bettina Gordon-Wayne Bettina

    Gordon-Wayne is a seasoned journalist, bestselling author, and certified mental strength trainer who helps women overcome their limiting beliefs around age and start (or expand) their families when the time is right for them - and if that is over the age of 40, then that’s the best time! As a European living in the USA, Bettina has re-invented herself multiple times in her life, especially recently: she became a first-time mother at the age of 44 and wrote her first bestselling book “The Joy of Later Motherhood” to also showcase other women who had their first kid(s) past their 40s birthdays.

    GIFT: every reader of The Joy of Later Motherhood can unlock the book bonus interviews right here:

    https://www.bettinagordon.com/joy

    Follow Bettina on social media:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQmHxlonI5kQ1vfuVqvxKFA?sub_confirmation=1

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettina.gordon/

    For additional information and to contact Bettina Gordon - Wayne, visit: https://www.bettinagordon.com/

    For additional Pregnancy After 40 resources, please visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com

    For "50 Fertility Tips for Women Over 40 TTC" visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com/fertilitytips

    Website: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyafterforty

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/pregnancyafterforty/

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    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast episode article is merely the host’s and guest’s experience, opinion, and information - not advice. If you have questions, you should always seek the advice of a doctor or another appropriate medical professional.

    #pregnancyafter40 #pregnancyover40 #michellejohnson #fertilitytips #bettinagordon #thejoyoflatermotherhood #fertilitycoach

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 039 - The Unspoken Trauma of Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery and Postpartum Depression (PPD) w/ Mary Beth

    Episode 039 - The Unspoken Trauma of Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery and Postpartum Depression (PPD) w/ Mary Beth

    While both of Mary Beth’s pregnancies were relatively healthy at 38 and 41, she is very candid in this “Pregnancy After 40” episode about the mental and physical toll that pregnancy had on her which prevented her from truly enjoying the time she spent carrying her daughters. During this journey, Mary Beth talks about how her initial reluctance in having to visit both her OB and MFM Specialist on different days during her 3rd trimester ended up being a lifesaver for her daughter and led to her being induced. She also shares how chiropractic treatments helped alleviate some of her pregnancy-related ailments, both of her traumatic deliveries, and destigmatizing Postpartum Depression (PPD).

    To hear more, tune in to this episode for Mary Beth’s entire “Pregnancy After 40” Journey and Story.



    For additional Pregnancy After 40 resources, please visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com


    "50 Fertility Tips for Women Over 40 TTC" visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com/fertilitytips


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyafterforty


    Instagram: @pregnancyafterforty


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    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast episode article is merely the host’s and guest’s experience, opinion, and information - not advice. If you have questions, you should always seek the advice of a doctor or another appropriate medical professional.

    • 57 min
    Episode 038 - Natural Pregnancy at 44 After Years of Trying to Conceive Again w/ Leann

    Episode 038 - Natural Pregnancy at 44 After Years of Trying to Conceive Again w/ Leann

    Brief Summary:

    An easy natural conception for her first child at 39 years old led Leann and her husband to believe that it would not take that long to conceive their second child. Several years later with a miscarriage along the way, Leann shares her “Pregnancy After 40” story and journey, including an emergency induction due to high blood pressure which turned into preeclampsia. Many hours later, Leann’s daughter was born several weeks early and had to return to the hospital days after being discharged because their pediatrician initially disregarded the seriousness of their newborn’s jaundice, which required an admittance to the hospital again where their baby almost needed a blood transfusion.

    To hear more, tune in to this episode for Leann’s entire “Pregnancy After 40” Journey and Story.

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    For additional Pregnancy After 40 resources, please visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com


    "50 Fertility Tips for Women Over 40 TTC" visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com/fertilitytips


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyafterforty


    Instagram: @pregnancyafterforty


    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE and COMMENT our Podcast!!!!


    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast episode article is merely the host’s and guest’s experience, opinion, and information - not advice. If you have questions, you should always seek the advice of a doctor or another appropriate medical professional.

    • 57 min
    Episode 037 - What to Expect When You Get Pregnant Over 40 w/ Michelle Johnson

    Episode 037 - What to Expect When You Get Pregnant Over 40 w/ Michelle Johnson

    In this solo episode with Host, Michelle Johnson, she talks about the following:

    * Overview of her over 40 pregnancies & update

    * The importance of prioritizing your health & mental well-being

    * 5 Things to Expect when you get pregnant at 40 and older

    * Future of this Podcast

    * 2 Huge Announcements

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    For additional Pregnancy After 40 resources, please visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com


    "50 Fertility Tips for Women Over 40 TTC" visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com/fertilitytips


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyafterforty


    Instagram: @pregnancyafterforty


    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE and COMMENT our Podcast!!!!


    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast episode article is merely the host’s and guest’s experience, opinion, and information - not advice. If you have questions, you should always seek the advice of a doctor or another appropriate medical professional.

    • 42 min
    Episode 036 - All Things Surrogacy w/ Birth Doula Linsey Griffith (Part 2 of 2)

    Episode 036 - All Things Surrogacy w/ Birth Doula Linsey Griffith (Part 2 of 2)

    Brief Summary:

    In this 2 part episode, Linsey Griffith, Doula and founder of "The Ohio Doula" group, shares her experience as a surrogate for 2 different couples, how and why she choose to be a surrogate. She also explains her perspective of how she felt about carrying and delivering a baby for another couple, how she coped emotionally and how she explained it to her children when the babies didn’t come home with her after all was said and done.


    ABOUT LINSEY GRIFFITH:

    Linsey Griffith has been a birth professional for over 11 years. and has attended over 225 births. She is a compassionate and experienced Doula, Surrogate, Childbirth Educator, and Placenta Encapsulator. She completed Labor Doula training with DONA in 2007 & 2017 and with ToLabor in 2015. She is also currently certified in HypnoBirthing, Lamaze, and Lactation Counselor.


    For more information about Linsey and her services, please visit: http://www.theohiodoula.com/

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    For additional Pregnancy After 40 resources, please visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com


    "50 Fertility Tips for Women Over 40 TTC" visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com/fertilitytips


    Website: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyafterforty

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pregnancyafterforty/


    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!!!


    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast episode article is merely the host’s and guest’s experience, opinion, and information - not advice. If you have questions, you should always seek the advice of a doctor or another appropriate medical professional.


    #pregnancyafter40 #pregnancyover40 #michellejohnson #fertilitytips #linseygriffith #theohiodoula #placentaencapsulation #childbirtheducator #surrogate #lamazeinstructor

    • 34 min
    Episode 035 - All Things Hypnobirthing and Placenta Encapsulation w/ Birth Doula Linsey Griffith (Part 1 of 2)

    Episode 035 - All Things Hypnobirthing and Placenta Encapsulation w/ Birth Doula Linsey Griffith (Part 1 of 2)

    In this 2 part episode interview, Linsey Griffith, Doula and founder of "The Ohio Doula" group, shares her expertise on the increasingly popular HYPNOBIRTHING technique during labor, placenta encapsulation process and procedure, and why so many women are now requesting PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION immediately after birth!


    ABOUT LINSEY GRIFFITH:

    Linsey Griffith has been a birth professional for over 11 years. and has attended over 225 births. She is a compassionate and experienced Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Placenta Encapsulator. She completed Labor Doula training with DONA in 2007 & 2017 and with ToLabor in 2015. She is also currently certified in HypnoBirthing, Lamaze, and Lactation Counselor.


    For more information about Linsey and her services, please visit: http://www.theohiodoula.com/

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    For additional Pregnancy After 40 resources, please visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com


    "50 Fertility Tips for Women Over 40 TTC" visit: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com/fertilitytips


    Website: www.PregnancyAfterForty.com


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyafterforty

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pregnancyafterforty/


    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!!!


    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast episode article is merely the host’s and guest’s experience, opinion, and information - not advice. If you have questions, you should always seek the advice of a doctor or another appropriate medical professional.


    #pregnancyafter40 #pregnancyover40 #michellejohnson #fertilitytips #linseygriffith #theohiodoula #placentaencapsulation #childbirtheducator #surrogate #lamazeinstructor

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

B_Sunshine ,

Enjoying it!

So enjoy this podcast and resource as a woman who is recently married at 40! and wanting children. Thank you! It is definitely a source of encouragement!

MarilynMG ,

Terrific

This podcast is a Godsend. My husband and I found very few resources when TTC at 40. I have learned a lot from the guests and host Michelle. Thank you for creating such an informative and fun show.

Amybunny ,

Very informative and relatable!

Michelle does a great job interviewing her guests - steering them to the important information we all want to know, but while still letting them share. Very easy to listen to and inspiring to hear from all of these strong women!

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