Sarah's Story - Becoming a mother for the first time at the age of 38
Becoming a mother for the first time at the age of 38 was a dream come true for me. I had always wanted to be a mother, but life had taken me down a different path. I had focused on my career, travelled the world, and pursued my passions. But as I got older, I began to realise that something was missing – the experience of motherhood.
I and my Partner were both in our late 30s when we decided to start trying for our first child. We worried about the risks and the potential complications that would come with pregnancy being slightly older. But after lots of research and talking to different people, we decided to take the plunge.
We made a few lifestyle changes, which at the time felt bigger than they were in reality. Alongside changing our diets, we both took fertility supplements. Being vegan, it was hard to reach the recommended amounts of nutrients and vitamins in our diet alone. We both took Bud Supplements for couples and their Vegan Omega 3 soft gels. Seven months after we started making these changes and much to our amazement, I fell pregnant. We had thought it would take us much longer.
The pregnancy was a rollercoaster of emotions. I worried about the health of my baby and the potential for complications, but I also felt a sense of joy at the prospect of becoming a mother. I enjoyed the way my body was changing, and the feeling of connection and love that grew between myself and my baby.
When my daughter was born, everything changed. Holding her in my arms, I felt a sense of awe and gratitude that I had never experienced before.
Becoming a mother at the age of 38 has been the greatest joy of my life. While there have been challenges and difficulties along the way, nights without sleep, tantrums, and the stresses of balancing work and family – they have been far outweighed by the moments of love, laughter, and wonder that we have experienced as a family.
I have learned so much from my daughter in the few short years that she has been in my life.
It’s important to be aware of the potential challenges and risks and to make sure that you have a strong support network of family, friends, and medical professionals to help you navigate the journey.
But with the right mindset and the right support, anything is possible.