InSeason Mom (ISM) founder, speaker and former childbirth educator Cynthia Wilson James married at 40, conceived naturally and gave birth at age 42 and 44 to two healthy daughters. Recognized by CBS NY and MSNBC, she provides support for first time moms over 35 and 40 through encouraging health news and "older" mom success stories. Visit her "sister" website at www.inseasonmom.org
Thursday, May 30, 2013
FEATURED INSEASON MOM- JUNE 2013-TINA MARIE JACKSON
Tina with son Braylon
Name: Tina Marie Jackson
State of residence: Arizona
Child’s name and age: Braylon Jackson , age 2 and is expecting 2nd child in September-who Tina says is a "kicker."
Current or former profession(s): Actress, Events Manager, Nerium Consultant, Stay-
At- Home Mommy
ISM: How long were you trying to get pregnant?
Tina: We weren't trying either time. We were just enjoying
life and two pregnancies later! Lol! We did not do any planning other than a
desire of our hearts.
ISM: How supportive were your doctors during your pregnancy?
Tina: My doctor was very supportive and made me feel more
comfortable and gave me hope when I first was scared. This second time, I was
shocked and I think the lady (doctor) seemed shocked as well!
ISM: What did you do to increase your chances of becoming
pregnant a second time?
Tina: I never worked on increasing my chances except for
prayer and taking prenatal pills after the first baby was born, while
ISM: Did you change doctors or would like to have changed
Tina: No, I kept the same one. I considered changing because
my doctor was a part of a team and based on the day you deliver, my doctor might
not be available. Sometimes the thought occurred to me to switch just because I
heard about another lady (doctor) who was so loving and I like that connection.
Other than that, my doctor wanted me to have another baby right away. I
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
ISM: What was the reaction of friends and family when you
told me about your first and current pregnancy?
Tina: Everyone was
elated and some shocked. I recently shared on Facebook how I was overwhelmed by
all the love and support from both near and far. My husband was definitely
surprised and took some time to digest having another baby. I shared the news by giving him an empty can of Prego sauce with our names, Reg and Tina, on the outside of the can. Inside of the can was the
picture of my 8 weeks ultrasound!
LABOR AND DELIVERY
ISM: Did you take any childbirth classes?
Tina: We took them together and want to take them again this
pregnancy. Classes are a great bonding experience for us.
ISM: Where did you give birth with your first child?
Tina: Braylon was born at Chandler Regional and will have
this little one at Chandler Regional, too.
ISM: What do you remember most about the birth experience?
Tina: With my first
birth experience, I remember going shopping in Target. My hubby was in car. I needed
to use the restroom because of a surprised mucous plug breaking I forgot about. I
thought something was wrong, but I called the doctor. Then, we (hubby and I)
went on about our day with some relief. I fit in shopping at Sephora and a Pregnancy
My check-up was scheduled for the following morning. I was
going to have to be induced or I needed to be dilated. I started crying and we
went straight to the hospital. The rest is history except towards the end when
I was challenged pushing. We prayed and the doctor advised me that “this next
push had to be like an Olympic runner or we would have do alternative,” meaning a C- section.
Expectant MomTina with husband and son
I said to my husband and sisters, “Cheer me on guys!” My doctor
said ok and brought the forceps team in. I was finished after that big strong
I AM MOM
ISM: What concerns you most about being a mom over 35 and
how do you address this concern?
Tina: The most that concerns me is being there later in
their years to support my children. I believe it is important to take care of
myself and stay in shape. I want to live long for children with a youthful and
healthy body, mind, and soul. Anything is possible just depends on how you
ISM: What do you enjoy most about being an older mom?
Tina: I enjoy having more quality time to give my son and living
in a season where I am more mature! The quality time I have and the desire to
raise another persona is awesome.
ISM: How has becoming a mom changed you?
Tina: I definitely have a new compassion for children. Because
of the responsibility God has given me to raise strong children with a passion
for life, I am less selfish and I give unconditional love to someone (my child/my
children) that I can see grow up in His likeness. I am more settled and desire to play more,too.
ISM: What advice do you have for women considering
motherhood after 35?
Tina: Be available,
stay healthy, and have a heart of compassion to live life to the fullest. We
are as old as we feel! Don't act your age in all ways, only use wisdom with a
youthful attitude. Be present and communicate your needs clearly.
Never give up! Life is precious. Eat well, pray, have a support group, and get
involved with other like- minded moms. Never give up because life is precious
as gold and silver.
ISM: Additional comments?
Tina: I am truly blessed to have another Lil Angel on the
way to bring in this world and pour out our love to for years to come. God is
InSeason Mom (ISM)Cynthia would like to thank Tina for being an inspiration to moms across the
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