Aleta St James Journey to Motherhood
St. James: But you know what… I surrounded myself with people that
were very supportive.
Her circle of support would balloon during the extreme highs and lows of the next seven years – although, at the start, Aleta had no inkling that having children in her 50s would turn into such an elaborate production.
Even so, she approached having a baby in November of 1997, as if training for the Olympics – from incredibly disciplined thinking to intense physical conditioning with her friend Yamuna, a body therapist.
Instead of a simple one-a-day prenatal vitamin, Aleta’s regimen, under the guidance of Sally Kravich, a holistic nutritionist, involved frequently changing doses and combinations of herbal supplements, protein powders, fatty acids, essential oils, and vitamins A to Z – much like the routine she continues to this day.