When we were pregnant, we were three years away from being considered, "Advanced Maternal Age." While images that label conjures up are less than flattering, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have begun a magazine that caters to pregnant women over the age of 35 who are considered to be of advanced maternal age. According to Plum's Web site, "With topics ranging from birthing plans, prenatal testing, pregnancy myths, and mothering to entertaining, travel, fashion and culture, Plum gives the 35+ mom-to-be the know how and the support she needs throughout her pregnancy and beyond. She will be informed, entertained and moved as she learns about the best healthcare practices, the hottest trends, and the most poignant personal stories."
We haven’t read an issue – actually, we haven’t even seen an issue of Plum yet, but are curious about it. Is it really supporting women over the age of 35, or is it just another soapbox for the ACOG?