I will be away Friday and Monday, but have a happy and safe holiday weekend!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Pregnancy Over 40: Tonya Harding
With her figure skating days long behind her along with that terrible incident with Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya Harding is pregnant at the age of 40. I remember the olympics that year like it was yesterday...I realize Tonya Harding isn't exactly a "role model", but even fallen figure skaters can get pregnant over 40.
My site: www.getpregnantover40.com
The only reason I bring it up here is because of her age and from what I can tell, this was a spontaneous pregnancy. This particular blog I've linked to also says that she's trying to kick her drinking and smoking habit. Yikes! If she can get pregnant at the age of 40 with all of those strikes against her, just think what you can do if you lead a healthy lifestyle! Read more:
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Pregnancy Over 40, Ovulation Over 40Here is an article and incredibly clear pictures of the actual ovulation process. I have often wondered what is going on inside my body when I feel that little pain mid cycle (which is also called "mittelschmerz").
The picture shows a red protrusion from the ovary, and from that, the egg emerges. It's interesting too, that these pictures came from a 45 year old woman. So I guess she's not too old to be producing eggs!
SEE ALSO: GETPREGNANTOVER40.COM FOR MORE ON REGULATING MENSTRUAL CYCLES, OVULATION AND PREGNANCY OVER 40
The pictures, published in New Scientist magazine, were described as "fascinating" by a UK fertility specialist.
It really is a pivotal moment in the whole process, the beginnings of life in a way
Professor Alan McNeilly
MRC Human Reproduction Unit, Edinburgh
Human eggs are produced by follicles, fluid-filled sacs on the side of the ovary, which, around the time of ovulation, produce a reddish protrusion seen in the pictures.
The egg comes from the end of this, surrounded by a jelly-like substance containing cells.
The egg itself is only the size of a full-stop, and the whole ovary, which contains many immature eggs, just a couple of inches long.
They belonged to a 45-year-old Belgian woman, and Dr Donnez, from the Catholic University of Louvain, told New Scientist that the pictures would help scientists understand the mechanisms involved.
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