14 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

    • Parenting
    • 4.9 • 9 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 013 - Subchorionic Hemorrhage, Bedrest, Preterm Delivery and Recognizing Postpartum Depression w/ Tanya (Part 2 of 2)

    Episode 013 - Subchorionic Hemorrhage, Bedrest, Preterm Delivery and Recognizing Postpartum Depression w/ Tanya (Part 2 of 2)

    Despite being pregnant 6 times and this being her 5th baby, this pregnancy at 40 years old proved to be the most challenging of them all for Tanya. After miscarrying her first child due to an incompetent cervix, Tanya was all too familiar with needing and having a cerclage for the remainder of her pregnancies in order to successfully deliver. However, during this pregnancy at 40 years old, not only did she have her cerclage done early in the pregnancy, Tanya also experienced a subchorionic hemorrhage and placental separation during the 2nd trimester, which forced her to go on bedrest for the remainder of her pregnancy. Additionally, since protocols changed as a result of the pandemic, Tanya was officially diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes out of an abundance of caution even though she was never able to take the 3 hour glucose test, which she controlled through her diet. With all of that, Tanya started experiencing preterm contractions at 26 weeks, which medication was able to stop, however, she still went into preterm labor at 36 weeks and had her daughter prematurely, who was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia while in utero. In this 2-part episode, Tanya also talks about experiencing Postpartum Depression with a previous child and how she hopes the stigma of seeking treatment for it has decreased as well as her delivery experience. To hear more, tune in to this episode for Tanya’s full Pregnancy after 40 Journey and Story.

    • 32 min
    Episode 012 - Overcoming a Subchorionic Hemorrhage Resulting in Placental Separation to a Successful Delivery w/ Tanya (Part 1 of 2)

    Episode 012 - Overcoming a Subchorionic Hemorrhage Resulting in Placental Separation to a Successful Delivery w/ Tanya (Part 1 of 2)

    Despite being pregnant 6 times and this being her 5th baby, this pregnancy at 40 years old proved to be the most challenging of them all for Tanya. After miscarrying her first child due to an incompetent cervix, Tanya was all too familiar with needing and having a cerclage for the remainder of her pregnancies in order to successfully deliver. However, during this pregnancy at 40 years old, not only did she have her cerclage done early in the pregnancy, Tanya also experienced a subchorionic hemorrhage and placental separation during the 2nd trimester, which forced her to go on bedrest for the remainder of her pregnancy. Additionally, since protocols changed as a result of the pandemic, Tanya was officially diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes out of an abundance of caution even though she was never able to take the 3 hour glucose test, which she controlled through her diet. With all of that, Tanya started experiencing preterm contractions at 26 weeks, which medication was able to stop, however, she still went into preterm labor at 36 weeks and had her daughter prematurely, who was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia while in utero. In this 2-part episode, Tanya also talks about experiencing Postpartum Depression with a previous child and how she hopes the stigma of seeking treatment for it has decreased as well as her delivery experience. To hear more, tune in to this episode for Tanya’s full Pregnancy after 40 Journey and Story.

    • 31 min
    Episode 011 - Treating PCOS with Hormone Therapy & Fertility Treatments (w/ Sheka)

    Episode 011 - Treating PCOS with Hormone Therapy & Fertility Treatments (w/ Sheka)

    Sheka thought that her chances of getting pregnant at 40 naturally were pretty good, however, after taking the Clomid Challenge she found out that she had PCOS and was not ovulating (despite having regular monthly periods). Upon finding that out, Sheka and her husband immediately elected for her to do fertility treatments and hormone therapy. They also opted to do Intrauterine Fertilization to increase their chances of conceiving even more. After 2 attempts of suffering a blighted ovum and miscarriage, Sheka became pregnant within 6 months of hormone therapy and talks in depth about her pregnancy, morning sickness, delivery, hiring a Doula after the birth of her daughter and overcoming the “Baby Blues” and Postpartum Depression. Tune in to this episode for Sheka’s full Pregnancy after 40 Journey and Story.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 010 - Cerclage, Metformin to Insulin, High Blood Pressure and Emergency Induction w/ Rubie (Part 2 of 2)

    Episode 010 - Cerclage, Metformin to Insulin, High Blood Pressure and Emergency Induction w/ Rubie (Part 2 of 2)

    After experiencing a previous miscarriage at 42 and thinking she was premenopausal a year later, Rubie and her husband were ecstatic when she naturally became pregnant again at 43 years old. However, with 2 previous pregnancies in which she had to have a cerclage, she knew this procedure would be inevitable again with this pregnancy. Rubie shares her descriptive story of how she became very ill with the Flu in the first trimester, having another cerclage, dealing with Gestational Diabetes and ultimately having to go on insulin to having an emergency induction of her son after experiencing a severe headache the previous day, despite her not having preeclampsia. Tune in to this 2 part episode for Rubie’s full pregnancy after 40 journey and story.

    • 38 min
    Episode 009 - Natural Pregnancy at 43 Years Old with an Incompetent Cervix and Gestational Diabetes w/ Rubie (Part 1 of 2)

    Episode 009 - Natural Pregnancy at 43 Years Old with an Incompetent Cervix and Gestational Diabetes w/ Rubie (Part 1 of 2)

    After experiencing a previous miscarriage at 42 and thinking she was premenopausal a year later, Rubie and her husband were ecstatic when she naturally became pregnant again at 43 years old. However, with 2 previous pregnancies in which she had to have a cerclage, she knew this procedure would be inevitable again with this pregnancy. Rubie shares her descriptive story of how she became very ill with the Flu in the first trimester, having another cerclage, dealing with Gestational Diabetes and ultimately having to go on insulin to having an emergency induction of her son after experiencing a severe headache the previous day, despite her not having preeclampsia. Tune in to this 2 part episode for Rubie’s full pregnancy after 40 journey and story.

    • 46 min
    Episode 008 - Stroke Survivor with Type 2 Diabetes Handles Various Pregnancy Challenges Like a Pro at 41 w/ Katherina

    Episode 008 - Stroke Survivor with Type 2 Diabetes Handles Various Pregnancy Challenges Like a Pro at 41 w/ Katherina

    At 40 years old, Katherina thought she was premenopausal due to irregular cycles, only to find out that she was pregnant 2 months later. Having a stroke in her 20’s and developing Type 2 Diabetes after having her son in her 30’s, Katherina was not expecting for her and her longtime partner to have another baby – but he was very welcome into their lives. However, suffering from debilitating and extreme bloating, an over production of the Relaxin hormone, being overweight and in her 40’s, this pregnancy was challenging. Katerina ended up having an emergency pre-term induction and c-section only to be separated from her newborn due to him being in the NICU was even more exasperating. Tune in to this episode for Katherina’s full pregnancy after 40 journey and story.

    • 52 min

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