When I started collecting these stories, I was just looking for 100 stories to back up my argument that pregnancy & birth over 44 years old, was not as uncommon as the media leads us to believe. Of course, for some, it may be too late without medical help. But it's not impossible for everyone, which is what I was being told - over and over and over again!
Who knew that it would grow into a mission, and take on a life of it's own? So many have posted the link on websites and forums all over the world - and for that I am grateful.
So I thought I would delve into my stats today, and tell you just some of the sites that have helped to bring my stories to the weary souls trying to have a baby "despite all odds"! As of today, the stories blog has had 19,134 hits.
Many hits are from the link in my sig.file in my forum postings. Here's a sampling:
Fertility Friend forum
TTC - Pregnancy - Parenting Past 50
Blogging Baby blog
Breast vs. Bottle forum
TTC Over 40 forum
Fertility Over 40 forum
Women over 40 with HIGH FSH forum
This is not a complete list, but today's hits also came from:
Older Moms on Yahoo Groups
You Can Get Pregnant Over 40, Naturally forum
Trying to Conceive forum
Care Fertility forum
She Knows forum
Conceiving Concepts forum
The following list is not a complete list - but rather is a selection of blogs that have been kind enough to link up to me:
Infertility - Fertility Over 40
Shinny Laboo and baby too?
When Eggs Go Bad...
And of course, the original site of my stories, which as of today has had 70,298 hits:
2,361 Stories of Pregnancy and Birth over 44 years old
Thanks to all the above sites for sending quite significant traffic to read these stories. And thanks everyone who has helped spread the word! I acknowledge each one of you as pivotal in spreading the word and sincerely thank you all.
I hope my readers are finding the stories helpful.