The Book for Having a Baby After 35

Are you an “AMA” mom?

Do you want factual information?

Tired of being told you are too old to have a baby?

We have the book for you! Having a baby after 35 is marred with misinformation, fear, and judgment. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a book that had clear and accurate information as well as inspiring stories? We thought so, too! After reading tons of “how to get pregnant books” and memoirs from other women, we decided the world needed something that actually validates and embraces all women. Check us out on ABC!

A new look at a popular topic.

Beyond The Egg Timer: A Companion Guide For Having Babies In Your Mid-Thirties and Older is an extraordinary collection of first person narratives from 12 diverse women who have entered motherhood later in life. We coupled theses stories with real statistics, sage advice, and pregtiquette.

Why are women having babies older?

After carefully recording their narrative, we deduced the three main reasons women delay childbearing: Infertility, indecision, and simply, life.

We combine science, spirituality, and coping skills for women trying to conceive after 35.

Each narrative is combined with the best science, spirituality, and psychology to offer the reader accurate information and evidence based coping skills.  This is  a must read for any woman considering motherhood. Trying to conceive and pregnancy are stressful enough, don’t let “advanced maternal age” make it harder.

We selected a range of women to interview.

Other women’s memoirs are wonderful to read. However, they can be hard to relate to. Beyond The Egg Timer is more inclusive. We feature single, married, gay, and straight women. Some of these women always wanted to be moms and others came to desire motherhood later in life. Most importantly, they have a range of fertility experiences from easy to challenging. You will find yourself in one of theses ladies.

Who we are.

Emma Williams, MPH and Sharon Fisher, MS, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C are good friends and both “geriatric” moms. Emma had her kids at 35 and 37. Sharon was 38 and 40. They were both stunned at the stigma around having a baby after 35 when most of their friends were doing it.

More importantly, they found a lot of the information around trying to conceive and pregnancy over 35 was simply wrong. Emma is a public health researcher who spent years working on maternal health projects. Sharon has been a nurse for over 20 years. They combined their professional expertise to review the data and gather accurate information which is presented in this book.

This is a picture of the book, Beyond The Egg Timer.  It is a must read for anyone having a baby over 35.

Beyond The Egg Timer

A Companion Guide for Having Babies in Your Mid Thirties and Older

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This is a picture of the authors, Sharon FIsher and Emma Williams.  They wrote Beyond The Egg Timer: A Companion guide for having babies in your mid-thirties and older. This  is the definitive book for trying to conceive after age 35.

Sharon and Emma have been friends for over a decade. Emma mused during a dinner celebrating her 40th birthday: “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a book about what its really like to have a baby over 35”. The next day, Sharon called her and proposed writing one.

What People are saying about Beyond The EggTimer

This is a picture of Toni Weschler.  She wrote the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility and endorses  Beyond The Egg Timer as a great book for any one wanting a baby over 35.

Toni Weschler, MPH

Author of Taking Charge Of Your Fertility

“Sharon and Emma have given an illuminating gift to women 35 and older who hope to have a baby little later in life. In many ways, their book reads like a series of gripping short stories, each offering the authors an opportunity to teach you practical skills in which to handle all kinds of challenges on the road to achieving your dream.”

Alice Callahan PhD, author of The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby’s First Year

“Beyond the Egg Timer is a much-needed salve for women navigating the complicated landscape of having babies later in life. I’ve never felt so lonely as I did during the many months I spent trying to conceive in my mid-30s, and this book would have helped me realize I wasn’t alone. It’s full of real stories of survival from other women, each one different, illustrating how unpredictable this journey can be. But in each story, with the additional guidance of the authors, comes a little wisdom about how to cope and find peace in the process.”

Featured in,, and Baltimore’s Child.

Hear Sharon and Emma discuss Beyond The Eggtimer and all things about having a baby over 35 on Expectful, Modern Mamas, Fab Fertile Get Pregnant Naturally, and Lotuswei .

This is the logo for ABC. Sharon Fisher was interviewed by Ashley James about Beyond The Egg Timer on ABC.
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This is a logo for Baltimore's Child Magazine.  They recommend Beyond The Egg Timer book for any woman wanting a baby over 35.

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