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Shannon M. Clark, MD is a Professor in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UTMB-Galveston, TX where she is an educator, researcher and clinician. As an ACOG media expert, she contributes to multiple websites, news outlets and magazines regarding pregnancy-related topics. More recently, she has taken a special interest in fertility, pregnancy and motherhood after age 35, which according to age alone, is considered a high-risk pregnancy. She was inspired not only by the experiences of friends and patients, but also by her own personal experience of trying to start a family at the age of 40. Because of her personal and medical knowledge of the fertility and medical concerns surrounding pregnancy after age 35, she started Babies After 35 -a site dedicated to fertility, pregnancy and motherhood after age 35. Sharing her medical expertise and personal experiences, she has written for Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, The Washington Post and Glamour. Dr. Clark became a mother at age 42 to twins Remy Vaughn and Sydney Renée {September 2016} via IVF. She is a full-time working mother with a passion for world travel, writing, amateur photography and her first baby, a pit bull named Cru, who crossed the rainbow bridge 4/17/2018.

10 Things I Hate About Toddlerhood

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My twins just turned two years old, and although I love them with every fiber of my being, I am now living a completely new reality :: I am officially in the throes of...
I am an OB/GYN:: This is What EVERY Woman Should Know About Pregnancy and Delivery | Houston Moms Blog

I am an OB/GYN :: This is What EVERY Woman Should Know About Pregnancy...

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As an OB/GYN and high-risk pregnancy specialist, I get called, texted and emailed nearly daily by friends, friends of friends, coworkers and family members with questions about various issues surrounding pregnancy and delivery. I...
In a Day Full of Failures, You Gave Me the Win I Needed | Houston Moms Blog

In A Day Full of Failures, You Gave Me The Win I Needed

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Being a working mom is tough. You are too little to understand why things are the way they are--why mommy is hardly home--so I try to cram as much as I can into the...
Pregnant During Hurricane Season:: Keeping Yourself and Baby Safe | Houston Moms Blog

Pregnant During Hurricane Season :: Keeping Yourself and Baby Safe

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Hurricane season in Texas starts June 1 and ends November 30, with most storms hitting the Texas coast in August and September. For many Houstonians, Hurricane Harvey is anything but a distant memory, with...
The Truth About First Time Motherhood After Age 40 | Houston Moms Blog

The Truth About First Time Motherhood After Age 40

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Looking back, I never envisioned myself being a first-time mom in my 40s, much less having twins at age 42. I had a very demanding career and was preoccupied with all that comes along...

D-MER :: The Postpartum Condition That Made Me Feel Sad and Disgusted Every Time...

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When I was pregnant, I decided early on to remain open-minded on the breastfeeding topic. As a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist and a woman pregnant with twins, I knew that I could deliver early. I...
The Vegetarian Pregnancy:: Is it Easy Being Green? | Houston Moms Blog

The Vegetarian Pregnancy :: Is It Easy Being Green?

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Prior to becoming pregnant, I was a vegetarian. But a twin pregnancy plagued by terrible morning sickness and acid reflux quickly altered my dietary routine. Finding anything to eat that was appealing to me...