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DR. SHANNON CLARK
Having Babies after 35
Dr. Shannon Clark is a double board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist focusing on the care of women with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. We talk about our dual journeys of trying to get pregnant at the age of 40, both having IVF and both successfully having children, Shannon with a donor egg, giving birth to twins! It's all too common that we are delaying our pregnancies, so this podcast discusses the options, opportunities, and risks.More Podcast Episodes
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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
SHOULD MY MALE PARTNER BE EVALUATED FOR INFERTILITY TOO?
Yes. Infertility is not just a woman’s issue. About 20% of infertile couples can trace the sole or contributing cause to an issue with the male.
DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR BIRTH CONTROL?
Yes, here in the United States you need an active birth control prescription from a doctor in order to get birth control medication.
WHAT STEPS CAN YOU TAKE TO IMPROVE CHANCES OF CONCEIVING?
Certain lifestyle factors can affect fertility. If you’re a woman, being overweight or underweight, exercising excessively, having high levels of stress, drinking alcohol, and smoking cigarettes can make it more difficult to get pregnant. Eating a nutritious and balanced diet, and getting plenty of sleep can help.
WHEN DURING MY CYCLE AM I MOST LIKELY TO GET PREGNANT?
Ovulation, or when an egg is released from an ovary, usually occurs on day 14 of the cycle. Some variation in this timing is normal. You are actually most fertile in the days leading up to ovulation.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR ABOUT INFERTILITY?
Your doctor will usually suggest a fertility work-up after you’ve been unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant for 1 year (if you are under 35 years old) or 6 months (if you are older than that). Other reasons to start testing sooner include an irregular menstrual cycle or documented fertility problems for you or your partner.
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On this episode of Sex, Body, and Soul, I talk to Dr. Shannon Clark, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, about our twin journeys trying to get pregnant after age 35.