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Image: Against the odds: Alice Eve Cohen cradles baby Eliana who she gave birth to after believing she was infertile for 15 years
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With my feet in stirrups, I asked my gynecologist about my symptoms, while she performed an internal exam.

She said: Welcome to the menopause!

She advised me to exercise, start a diet, continue taking the hormones and see her again in a year.

On Friday, September 10, 1999, I saw another doctor.

She suspected a large uterine or ovarian tumor and sent me for an emergency CAT scan.

Afterward, I fell asleep in the waiting area. Mrs Cohen.

Someone was shaking my shoulder.

Mrs Cohen. We did find something in you. We found a baby.

For the next two-and-a-half months, I stayed indoors and lay on my left side.

I turned 45 years old.

At 5.30pm on December 13, 1999, after a hellish 47-hour labor, I gave birth to our daughter.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: It wasn't the menopause, it was a miracle: At 30, doctors told Alice she was infertile - at 45 she had a baby
Originally posted on August 4, 2009.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility, by Julie Vargo  and Maureen Regan. Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (May 30, 2006)A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility
by Julie Vargo and Maureen Regan

-- We are bombarded by images of blissful older mothers, such as Madonna and Celine Dion. But Hollywood articles about pregnancy and fertility at middle age gloss over the tremendous amount of financial, emotional, and physical effort faced by couples struggling to conceive.

Ranges from technical to humorous and everything in between.

What are good, snappy comebacks to the question, Why aren't you pregnant?

What is the difference between gonadotrophin releasing hormone and progesterone?

Should you freeze your eggs?

These questions and many more are answered and in the tone of a couple of good friends.

Between them, the authors have gone through hormone treatments, pregnancy losses, and multiple inseminations -- so they know firsthand the roller-coaster ride of trying to achieve pregnancy.

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Image: This could be an amazing opportunity, a divine gift. Then again, it could just mean three years of sleepless nights, baby sick and dirty nappies. - Lana Citron. Photo / Thinkstock
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At 42 years old, novelist Lana Citron thought the doctor's words, you're pregnant, were a joke.

Her chances of becoming pregnant were almost nil.

She gives an honest account of navigating the minefield of becoming an older mother or telling her oldest son and her ex-partner the news... and why she feels lucky.

I am now into my second trimester and all bodes well - or, rather, swell - as I have, at present, a bellyful of love flutters.

Currently working on a book about her pregnancy, The Diary Of An Accidental Mother, Lana Citron is the author of five novels. Her latest book is A Compendium Of Kisses.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on NZherald.co.nz
Read more: Expecting the unexpected: Getting knocked up at 42
Originally posted on April 12, 2012


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: One Mom's Journey to Motherhood: Infertility, Childbirth Complications, and Postpartum Depression, Oh My!, by Ivy Shih Leung. Publisher: Abbott Press (November 15, 2011)One Mom's Journey to Motherhood: Infertility, Childbirth Complications, and Postpartum Depression, Oh My!
by Ivy Shih Leung

-- Author Ivy Shih Leung shares her not-so-perfect road to motherhood in this book, part memoir, and part self-help guide, reflecting lessons learned in the form of helpful tips and information to empower readers on the biological and sociological roots behind postpartum depression (PPD).

She also seeks to raise awareness of the myths of motherhood and the stigma of PPD contributing to the silent suffering of many mothers, as well as the importance of adequate social support in the early postpartum weeks.

A culmination of Ivy's frightening PPD journey and her emergence from it with a passion to learn more about perinatal mood disorders, this book is fueled with passion to help other women and their families, anger from the unnecessary suffering Ivy went through from the lack of information available to the public about PPD, her doctors' ignorance and lack of sensitivity, and public remarks like, There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance.

All of which shows there's still a long way to go in terms of educating the public about an illness suffered by one in eight new mothers.

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July 4, 1932 - Having given birth to her first child at 55 years and 69 days, Mrs. Mary Higgins of Cord, Ireland bids fair to win the prize offered by a London newspaper for information as to the oldest mother in the last 20 years.

Thus far, the runner-up is Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce of Biterne, Southampton, whose youngest child was born when she was 54 years and 40 days.

The paper calls attention to an old announcement in the Royal Cornwall Gazette of January 2, 1819, reporting the birth of twins on Christmas Eve, to Mrs. George Saunders, wife of a London shoemaker in her 59th year.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on The Toledo News-Bee
Read more: Mary Higgins has baby at 55
Originally posted in July 4, 1932.



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Image: What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock, by Cara Birrittieri. Publisher: Career Press (May 26, 2009)What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock
by Cara Birrittieri

-- Until now, there has been little practical advice on what women can do about ticking biological clocks.

What Every Woman Should Know About Her Biological Clock is the first book to explore a woman's reproductive lifespan completely, from beginning to end.

Based on Cara Birrittieri's own experience of running up against a slowing biological clock, she shows women for the first time how to tell what time it is with a simple blood test giving them a peek at the state of their ovaries.

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Image: Sarah, 44, delighted by unplanned new addition
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A study reveals 27% of pre-menopausal, 32% of peri-menopausal and 40% of post-menopausal women used no contraception at all.

Sarah Munro, 44 years old, a barrister, was one who took a laid-back approach to birth control.

As a result, she now has a five-week-old son, named Monty.

Incredibly, she was almost six months pregnant before she realized she was expecting.

Looking back, of course, it sounds ridiculous but it just didn't occur to me I could be pregnant, she says.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on DailyMail.co.uk
Read more: Menopausal? No, we were pregnant!
Originally posted in May 17, 2013.



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Image: Making Babies the Hard Way: Living with Infertility and Treatment, by Caroline Gallup. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (May 15, 2007)Making Babies the Hard Way: Living with Infertility and Treatment
by Caroline Gallup

-- A frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment.

One in six couples worldwide seek assistance to conceive and 80 percent of couples undergoing fertility treatment are currently unsuccessful.

Writing with humor and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on her and her husband, Bruce, including feelings of bereavement for the absent child, the unavoidable sense of inadequacy and the day-to-day difficulties of financial pressure.

As well as telling her own moving story, she also offers information and guidance for others who are infertile, or who are considering or undergoing treatment.

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Image: Pregnant with my 1st daughter at 43Lisa Olson is a nutrition specialist, health consultant, Chinese medicine researcher, and author of the book Pregnancy Miracle, a guide on how to get pregnant.

Lisa struggled for 14 years with infertility. But she decided she would not accept that she was infertile.

She was determined to get pregnant and that's exactly what she did.

Not long after a conversation with her midwife and a Chinese medicine expert, Lisa discovered a very important piece of research.

She believes it was the final piece to her puzzle and allowed her to not only get pregnant at 43 years old, but to carry her beautiful, long-awaited daughter to full term - born healthy and without complications!

Then she got pregnant again at 45, and had another successful pregnancy and birth!

Lisa knows first hand that most of the fertility methods available to women are ineffective and unsafe because she has personally tried them. In her ebook, she shares her painful and frustrating experiences, hoping that other women suffering from infertility may be warned.

She also offers a solution that has helped her reverse her infertility and become a mother even after 43 years old.

The best thing about this solution is it is all-natural, and it does not involve risky surgery or raking drugs with dangerous side effects.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Pregnancy MiraclePregnancy Miracle
by Lisa Olsen

-- A 279-page, instantly downloadable e-book presenting a 5-step, sure-fire, 100% guaranteed, clinically proven holistic and ancient Chinese system for permanently reversing your infertility and your partner's infertility disorders and getting pregnant quickly, naturally and safely within 2-4 months without drugs, dangerous surgeries, side effects, or expensive infertility treatments.

It's probably the most powerful infertility reversal system ever developed, and currently the best-selling e-book of its kind on the entire Web!

Here's what the author Lisa Olson had to say about her incredible program:
After 14 years of trial, error, and experimentation, I finally discovered the answer to infertility and developed a fool-proof system for getting pregnant the natural way - no drugs, or surgery necessary.

It took a lot of research to get to where I am today, to know exactly what works and what doesn't. Yes, after desperate trial and error, countless of useless treatments, disappointments, and agony, a simple holistic system opened the door to my new and much brighter life of motherhood.

I was also excited to see that my other infertility related symptoms had diminished. After years of waiting, I was finally free from Infertility! I have become a proud mother of two.

And now I'm finally revealing my secrets in this new 'encyclopedia' of pregnancy called, Pregnancy Miracle.

I will be your own personal coach, take you by the hand, and lead you through the lousy advice, hype and gimmicks... and directly to the sort of inner balance perfection that will end your battle with infertility forever and help you become a proud mother of your healthy children.

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Image: The Benefits of Being an Older Mom
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I had my first child last year, a few months after I'd turned 45.

My husband and I (though he is six years younger than me) are taking on new parenthood at a time when most parents our age are looking ahead to diapering their first grandchild, not their own newborn.

I am sure, when I was 25 years old, if someone had told me a 45-year-old woman maybe, just maybe, was wiser than me as a result of age and experience, I would have told that person to stuff it — except I would have used a less-polite term.

But now, through the benefit of that same age and experience I did not think mattered, I now see we older moms do offer certain advantages to our kids.

Find out the reasons why being an older mom is better at Mamiverse.com.

~ Credit for this story - Elizabeth Heath on Mamiverse.com ~


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Green Fertility: Nature's Secrets For Making Babies: A Powerful Proven Plan To Help You Get Pregnant Fast and Have a Healthy Baby, by Niels H. Lauersen and Colette Bouchez. Publisher: Ivy League Press (October 6, 2010)Green Fertility: Nature's Secrets For Making Babies: A Powerful Proven Plan To Help You Get Pregnant Fast and Have a Healthy Baby
by Niels H. Lauersen and Colette Bouchez
-- Renowned fertility expert Dr. Niels Lauersen and women's natural wellness expert Colette Bouchez combine the best of nature's secrets with all that Eastern and Western medicine have to offer, in an easy, inexpensive plan to help you get pregnant fast and have super healthy babies!

Based on scientific research and tested on thousands of couples, this unique natural approach to conception is designed to uncover what's keeping you from getting pregnant and help you maximize your fertility and have healthier babies - even if you have PCOS, Endometriosis or you are diagnosed with unexplained infertility!

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Image: Mommy in the Middle... When motherhood begins later
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Dr. Carolyn Schweitzer took a hiatus from her dental career, when she learned she was pregnant at 45 years old - in spite of having been told it was more likely that pigs would fly!

Carolyn gave birth to a healthy baby boy when she was 46 years old.

Now she divides her time between dentistry, her family, and writing about her life as an older mom at MommyInTheMiddle.com.

Carolyn says: Having my first and only child at 46 years old was a bit of a shock to me since I wasn't one of those women who had yearned for children or tried particularly hard to have one.

At the time I conceived, my husband and I simply weren't NOT trying.

Our little angel was conceived over a miniature bottle of white wine one summer night in mid-June of 2005.

I know this because that month was such a whirlwind, my husband and I only got together that one time!

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on MommyInTheMiddle.com
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Image: The Belated Baby: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility, by Kelly James-Enger and Jill S. Browning. Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (May 1, 2008)The Belated Baby: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility
by Kelly James-Enger and Jill S. Browning

-- Infertility is a mindset and that every woman who experiences infertility is forever changed, even when she eventually has the child she yearned for.

When many women who have gone through fertility treatments describe their experience, they say it abused their soul.

The experience may have also hurt their relationship with their husband and sometimes permanently altered relationships with their extended families.

Studies show that even after the desperation of infertility subsides, emotional wounds still fester and an asterisk accompanies her bundle of joy.

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Image: Collette Dinnigan pregnant at 46
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June 4 2012 -- Aussie fashion designer Collette Dinnigan is pregnant with her second child.

The 46-year-old announced that she is four and a half months pregnant with her new husband Bradley Cocks, whom she married last year.

Dinnigan already has a seven-year-old daughter with her former husband Richard Wilkins.

Dinnigan has always made public that she yearned for a sibling for Estella, and has beaten the odds by conceiving naturally.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on TheAge.com.au
Read more: Collette Dinnigan pregnant at 46
Originally posted in June 4, 2012.



TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Enhancing Fertility Naturally: Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy, by Nicky Wesson. Publisher: Healing Arts Press (April 1, 1999)Enhancing Fertility Naturally: Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy
by Nicky Wesson

-- Outlines ways in which you can improve your fertility through alternative therapies, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques and avoid some of the hazards associated with conventional treatments.

It discusses the most common causes of infertility and explains how to determine which therapy is most appropriate for you.

In vitro fertilization, conventional medicine's most prescribed remedy for infertility problems is expensive, dangerous, and has a success rate of only 14 percent, yet few of the one in six couples that experience infertility are aware of the effectiveness and safety provided by the wide range of alternative treatments.

Thoroughly researched and packed full of invaluable advice and tips, the book explores such therapies as acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy, and herbalism.

The author includes case histories for each of the therapies discussed, showing how the therapies helped couples overcome both primary and secondary infertility in order to have the baby they longed for.

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Image: Sarajean Grainson, 54 with twins
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June 18, 2009 - Even if the two digits - 54 - were reversed, Sarajean Grainson would be considered an older mom.

But she'll turn 54 in July, and last month the Valley Stream woman gave birth to fraternal twins Matthew and David.

It's not so shocking anymore for a woman in her 50's to have a newborn.

But the Grainson clan gathered for a news conference Thursday at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where the twins were born because Grainson said she wanted to inspire women not to give up on the dream of carrying a baby.

I want women to know there is no biological clock. . . . It's not ticking anymore, Grainson said.

A doctor brought Grainson out of menopause and combined donor eggs with her husband's sperm.

Grainson plans to stay home full-time; she joked that while other women jump from planes or go to the Caribbean in retirement, she'll joyfully spend hers raising children.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Newsday.com
Read more: Valley Stream woman gives birth to twins at 53
Originally posted on June 18, 2009.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Acupuncture and IVF: Increase IVF Success by 40-60%, by Lifang Liang. Publisher: Blue Poppy Press (August 2003)Acupuncture and IVF: Increase IVF Success by 40-60%
by Lifang Liang

-- The information in this book can increase your success rate with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) by as much as 60%.

Research has shown that acupuncture alone can increase the success rate of IVF by 35%.

By also adding Chinese herbal medicine, it is Dr. Lifang Liangs experience that you can almost double that increase.

In this book, Dr. Liang describes her extremely successful step-by-step protocols for combining acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with IVF.

Whether you are a Western MD specializing in infertility, a Chinese medical practitioner, or a couple experiencing difficulties in conceiving, this book is sure to give you new hope and a new approach to dealing with this all too common and difficult condition.

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