Advanced Maternal Age Risks With Dr. Shannon Clark

Have you ever felt the fear of the unknown with your advanced maternal age? It can be scary: Will there be problems trying to get pregnant? Is there an increased risk in pregnancy loss with advanced maternal age? Will I have pregnancy or delivery complications? Despite how scared you may feel, I’m SO excited for you to step past it…

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