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 and understand that just because your pregnancy is high-risk doesn’t mean your risk is high. And that’s exactly what today’s episode is all about!

My guest today is Dr. Shannon Clark, a double board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist and contributor on ACOG’s new book, Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month. 

Shannan is an awesome doctor that focuses on the care of women with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy.

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Even if you’re in your early 30s and thinking about getting pregnant someday, I *know* you will learn something from Shannon that you can apply when that time comes.

Without further ado, click play on our conversation >>HERE!<<

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Thanks, Cher Hale, and thank YOU for listening!


Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS, FACOG is a double board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist focusing on the care of women with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. After finishing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY, Dr. Clark completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. During her first year of residency, she realized her passion for taking care of women with complicated, or high-risk, pregnancies and subsequently pursued a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Masters in Medical Science at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, where she is a Professor with roles as a clinician, researcher, and educator.


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