Wow, congratulations for heeding the call of your heart – and body!
Pregnancy during perimenopause can be a challenge for women who may
not have lived as healthy as you. Given your history, I feel you’re “an exception
to the rule”. Researchers studying a group of women who got pregnant without using infertility treatments after age 45 found that they had a unique genetic profile.
I would add to that, saying you have a very positive and progressive mindset – and lifestyle/health background – that is likely a big part of healthy pregnancy in the 40’s. If anyone can do it, it’s you!
Some doctors say its almost impossible to get pregnant after 45 – that there is only 1% chance. I feel anything is possible where conscious choices are made. Knowing you a bit, I’m sure you’re well aware of the so called risks. How beautiful you are following what’s true for you.
You’ve been raw for some time, lived very healthfully, you’re in a secure and happy relationship for some time – and already have thriving children. So personally, I don’t fear for you. You’re a woman who knows herself, takes excellent care, and courageously follows her truth. How very inspiring you are.
You seem to have the fundamental bases covered. Mainly, I suggest that you eat
a diet high in healthy fats – specifically coconut oil, flax 3,6,9 from Udo’s, olives, durian,
etc… and consume plenty of dark leafy greens, and green juice daily as well (at least 3 liters). Other than that, seaweed is another important nutrient that can help support your body during pregnancy. For supplements, I suggest taking Magnesium, a prenatal multi-vitamin, Vitamin D, and Folate.
You may also want to take MSM the boosting of a B complex. I suggest choosing your supplements only
from a whole food source – two of my favorite companies for this are Innate and Premier Labs.
Let me know how it goes! How exciting!
Blessings and baby booming to you!