african-american pregnant women age 40 and older wearing a pink dress with the san francisco cityscape in the background
african-american pregnant women age 49 and older silhouette
african-american expecting women 40 years old wearing black lace dress in san francisco
african-american expecting women getting her hair done while toddler son sits on her lap age 40 and older
pregnant women wearing a long red dress age 40 and older standing on the beach
pregnancy women age 40 and older standing on beach in embracing husband
pregnant san diego mom age 40 and older standing on beach with her two sons and husband
two brothers hugging mom's pregnant belly standing at the beach age 40 and older
expecting women standing on beach with her husband and two son's watching the sunset age 40 and over
pregnancy women age 40 and older standing on beach in kissing husband
pregnant women wearing a long red dress age 40 and older standing on the beach
pregnant women wearing white boho dress hugging toddler son in field age 40 and older
pregnant women wearing white boho romantic dress looking over shoulder with hands on her belly standing in a field with long golden grass age 40 and older
expecting women sitting on blanket under a tree with toddler son and husband age 40 and older
pregnant women wearing white boho romantic dress looking at camera with hands on her belly standing in a field with long golden grass age 40 and older
expecting women sitting on blanket under a tree with toddler son age 40 and older
pregnant women wearing white boho romantic dress looking over shoulder with hands on her belly standing in a field with long golden grass age 40 and older
expecting marin women age 40 and older sitting on couch with son and husband

Pregnancy After 40 Project

Pregnancy After 40 Project is a photography project dedicated to empowering and inspiring women through photographs and storytelling.

Women (and in-turn men) are waiting longer to start families. It’s a fact. Our society is changing. The faces of expecting moms are changing from 20-somethings to 30-somethings and beyond. I’m here to empower all expecting moms who are “beyond” excited.

The Nitty-Gritty 

This project was started because women are judged to harshly on their age. Including when the best time is for them to have a baby. Creating a life is sacred. It only happens, once, twice, three times or maybe more (if you’re lucky) in a women’s life. Motherhood is empowering and should be celebrated no matter what age it happens.

This project was started because pregnancy happens during a wide range of ages. Because sometimes life makes you wait until you get to the good stuff. Because you can’t control everything in your life. Because the most important decision a women can make is bringing a child into this world.

Women should be empowered regardless of how a baby was conceived and when.

My Story 

I had my first baby at 34 years old, an adorable little boy. My husband and I would like have another baby, however, we haven’t been able to conceive naturally. As you know, it takes almost a year to bake a baby. So now I look to other women who have pioneered motherhood in their late 30s and early 40s. This is why this project is personal to me.

Hear Their Stories

Want to hear the stories of these beautiful expecting women? Click the links below to read their insights, struggles and triumphs plus see their beautiful maternity portraits.

Want to share your ‘Pregnancy after 40’ story? Contact me or share your story in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.