Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fertility Has An Expiration Date. Careers Don’t!

Most women will be able to conceive naturally and give birth to a healthy baby if they get pregnant at 35. After 35 the proportion of women who experience infertility, miscarriage or a problem with their baby increases. By the age of 40 only two in five of those who wish to have a baby will be able to do so. {Your Age And Fertility}

I understand there are many women out there who want to be married and have children over careers.  I am not writing to you.  If this is your heart's desire, you must give it to the Lord and wait on His perfect timing and will in your life. If you never get married or have a child, He will be with you to comfort you and give you strength. He always has and He always will.

I am writing to you who think getting a career is very important. I see these high-powered women who have spent years in college to get degrees with loads of debt. Some of them aren't married but would love to be. Others would love to be able to stay home and raise their babies but can't because of all of their debt and education.

If that is what you want, go for it. However, if you want to be a wife and mother more than anything else, pursue something that won't prevent you from getting married young and having babies. Never take your fertility for granted. They are few precious years and they go by quickly.

Take care of your health from an early age. Stay away from estrogen-producing foods and items, like plastic.  An anti-estrogenic diet is simple and delicious. It has three main points: Eat down on the food chain. Eat foods that are more in tune with our genetic makeup such as fruits, vegetables, beans, roots, nuts, seeds, eggs, dairy and wild-caught fish.  Minimize foods treated with chemicals. Eat as much organic food as possible, and avoid synthetic vitamins.  Supplement your diet with nutrients that support your hormones.

Take action to protect your fertility from an early age, then allow God to do the rest.  Seek God's wisdom in what you should do with your life after high school.  College isn't for everyone as I have said many times before. Stop listening to society and begin listening to God.

Seek the Lord and his strength;
seek his presence continually!
I Chronicles 16:11

***  The above picture is one of my wonderful readers who loves 
being a wife, mother, and keeper at home.