Life begins at 40. Most aging men and women say it should be. The inept fact however, is that some women have taken the aforementioned cliché too literally. The status quo of our society has revealed that Aphrodite’s descendants are now way beyond their prime years when they decided to jump into the perilous and yet wonderful journey of life called pregnancy. Women in their 40’s needs a MAN to procreate and not just any man, that man should be me. As an insightful Adam that I am, I think it is my duty and responsibility to help these ladies impregnate without The Holy God smiting me.
How does a lioness produce her tiny cubs? First, she finds a suitable mate. Surely, most of us grew bored watching this on the Animal Planet and National Geographic. Thus, same rule applies to all our lady friends regardless of their age; the natural way to get pregnant is to find a viable and fertile partner. Women of advanced age should not be worried about the issues concerning the morality of RH bill; their ovarian clock is ticking. It is their utmost right as a person to love and be loved in return, furthermore to have an offspring of their own. However, I’m not saying that they should grab the next guy they see, rip off his shirt and get on with it. There’s still a lot of fish in the sea, but nowadays mature felines need to hunt hastily, for the supply of straight-cut and testosterone filled meats dry up quickly.
Now, at 40 years of age, Facebook status changed, “in a relationship”. Instant buzz and celebrity of the FB community! So what should these middle-aged women be doing other than acknowledging all the people who liked and commented on their highly decorated profile? Ladies be proactive, work on the task at hand, how to get pregnant at 40? The initial thing that one should do before anything else is to visit the experts and seek their advice on child-bearing. Another hard reality that one must accept is the fact that they are no longer young, their body has undergone through a lot of minor but dramatic changes on both objective and subjective aspects. They should think of their body as just like the current state of The Republic of the Philippines, drastic events have occurred but the system is still the same.
It is very evident for women in their four decades of existence that the most dreaded monthly phenomenon of bloodbath is starting to cease. Irregularities in the so-called cycle of menstruation are omnipresent and the signs are showing, months without even a period, mood swings and hot flushes. So what’s the cause of these peculiar changes? It is not the moon or the rise and fall of tides, it’s that double-edged hormones. These once ever flourishing natural enzymes of the human body that helped them shaped into beautiful damsels are now quickly dwindling down the drain. Ladies, don’t get too hysterical or too depressed yet, there is still hope. The best thing to do is to visit the doctor to manage it properly.
There is no such thing as a walk-in-the-park pregnancy especially for the older Eves. Their state of health and wellness poses a great factor in their own ability to bear a child. Stress, improper diet and lack of exercise are just few of the things that an aging woman should address before considering the path of motherhood. Having a baby is stressful enough, but how do we care for our bulge-bellied aging and distressed maidens? It is all about support, may it be from the family, from friends and from the bank. Whatever aid that one could give is dearly welcomed.
Proper diet should be imposed to these women. Vegetables, fruits and foods rich in protein like milk should be included in their daily gastric consumption. Elementary science has taught us that we are all made up of proteins. It is the building block of life and the baby needs all the nutrients it could get for excellent formation of tissues, muscles and bones. They should avoid munching down on heavy amounts of ice creams, chocolates and other palatable sugars that tickle the very most senses of their sweet tooth. Excessive bingeing on sucrose filled foods could result to Pregnancy Induced Diabetes and hard labor.
Exercise, move around! However, I’m not stating that the pregnant woman should start wearing those running shoes again and train for their next marathon. What I do propose is to do a light to moderate activity at least 30 minutes a day for recent studies have shown that women regardless of their state and age should exercise for it aids in oxygen, nutrients and blood transportation around the body. Leisurely walks and house chores are just some of the things that they should be able to do without even straining themselves.
So what about the matured Venusian who are in dire need of reproduction that have tried the concoctions of Quiapo and danced in the Fertility Festival of Obando? Ladies, be optimistic and don’t lose hope. In this ever enhancing technological world, being pregnant is very possible through didactic medical and artificial efforts. Women beyond their 40’s can undergo medication therapy; the doctor will prescribe hormone enhancing pills that can boost up a female’s capacity for conception. On the other hand, artificial insemination is a process of which a human embryo is inserted and implanted into a woman’s uterus.
There are a lot of reasons to get pregnant, especially for the not-so-young maidens out there. Their justification might be for enjoyment, procreation and continuity of life. For whatever reason it is, age should not be a hindrance for them to experience the glow of child-bearing. Though I should say that if a pregnancy poses a great risk to the health of both mother and baby may it be natural or artificial, they should play or move around other options for being a mom like adoption or fostering another member of the family.
To wrap it up, advancing felines and cougars in their 40’s and 50’s should not worry about their age. But once these ladies have decided to bear a child and reproduce, it’s a different gameplay. There is a lot of contributing health factors to be considered in their pregnancy. Nevertheless, if maternal age and wellness are not a risk variable for conception, I ardently believe that motherhood is the Raison d’Etre of every woman, aged or not in this world.
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