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Fat, Forty, And Questioning My Fertility

I’m fat, forty, and I’m floundering over my fertility.

Can you relate? I’ve spent most of my adult life trying not to get pregnant. And now that my fertility window is rapidly closing getting pregnant feels illusive.

This is a raw and vulnerable look at my fertility journey ending, shared in two podcast episodes recorded three years apart.

fat woman in her 40s

Fat, Forty, And Questioning Fertility

Will I ever be at peace that I only had one child?

Can I have a healthy pregnancy being fat, forty, and struggling with fertility?

Am I too old to start all over again with a newborn?

All of these questions have played on repeat in my head, so I hit record and poured out my uncertainties during this episode of the Plus Mommy Podcast.

I’m fat, forty, and I’m figuring out my fertility!

Transcript happily provided upon request.

Letting Go Of My Fertility Journey And Finding Peace

Flash forward three years, I’m nearing 43, and I’ve found peace with letting go of a dream of having more children.

For years, I’ve wondered when I’d find that peace and how I’d come to a place of letting go of my fertility.

As I did three years prior, I turned my recorder on and talked openly about my fertility journey. And letting go!

It’s my deepest hope that anyone questioning their fertility will be proactive immediately.

See a care provider for a preconception visit, so you have more information to make the choice you feel is best. Because life will pass by faster than you’ll ever imagine, your fertility window will eventually close even if you’re not ready for it to end.

This is my story!

Transcript happily provided upon request.

Resources Mentioned On The Show

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