Nowadays, women are delaying motherhood until their 30s and 40s.
Instead of craving those two blue lines, we focus on our goals, careers, traveling the world, and waiting not only for the perfect person but also for the ideal blend of financial and emotional stability.
Studies have determined that—though it can be more difficult, biologically— “when women are able to get pregnant and have children later in life, there are significant benefits to both moms and their children.”
And Michelle has plenty to say about all that.
After all, by society’s standards, she’s an “old mom.”
In this episode, Michelle Mansfield talks openly about why she doesn’t regret waiting until her late thirties to have a child, how a gay man at a pool party in Mexico changed her motherhood trajectory, and the importance of living by your own rules.
You can find Michelle at:
The Honest Mom Project Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1763082143989755
Michelle is offering the first 20 Mom After Hour listeners the chance to be beta readers of her new book, The Honest Mom Project. Learn more here!
Bio: Michelle Mansfield is a board-certified Health Coach, author, and mother. After her daughter Brooklyn was born, she began her Health Coaching career, working with women with fertility challenges through pregnancy and postpartum wellness. Michelle has certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Cadence Health, Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, and is currently taking a Maternal Mental Health certification course with the Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom. Her book, The Honest Mom Project, comes out later this year.
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