For first-time moms, 40 is the new 30

Deciding when in life to have a baby is a very personal decision. And for more women these days, it appears to be a case of NEVER SAY NEVER. Our Cover Story is reported by Serena Altschul:

When Ayala Donchin launched her baking business in 2009, she was hungry for success. She was working, she said, “Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, nonstop.” And it paid off: In just four years, she says Evelyn’s Kitchen grew to be a seven-figure business. Then in her early 40s, Donchin wanted to expand again — in a different way.

Altschul asked, “Why wait till your 40s to really try to have a baby?”

“We just had other priorities,” Donchin repied. “Work came first.”

But after several years and one miscarriage, Donchin gave up trying, convinced she had waited too long to have a baby. Then, in July of 2014: “I just just felt lethargic, and I didn’t feel well, and I was sure that this was the first signs of menopause. I said this must be early-onset menopause at this point. And I Googled menopause, and I didn’t fit any — there was none of the checklist that I fit. FULL STORY