An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship" goes the Spanish proverb, but you can't prove it by me. The only child of a single mother who was also an only child, I grew up a continent away from anyone who could even remotely be called kin. Although I can't have children, and my husband's kids reside far from us, I could be living smack in the middle of "The Waltons," so wide and deep are the connections among the people I love and the obligations we share.
While there's no perfect time to have a baby, women in their 20s, 30s and 40s may have different approaches toward pregnancy and motherhood. Here, we take you on a journey through the ages, with tips on starting out fit and healthy—no matter how old you are when you conceive.
Through the Ages
Pregnancy and motherhood at 20, 30 & 40.