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June 2006 - Olympic legend Nadia Comaneci said she finally has an answer to the question, How will you celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first perfect 10 this summer?

Comaneci revealed she and her husband, fellow Olympic champion gymnast Bart Conner, are expecting a son in July.

It is the first child for both Comaneci, 44, and Conner, who turns 48 on March 28.

Comaneci recently returned to the U.S. from a trip back home to Romania, where she attended a fundraising event with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

She said she did not reveal her pregnancy to the media so as not to distract attention from Romania for Europe's Children, which raised one million euros for European orphanages.

Everybody there was asking me what I am going to do on July 18th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first perfect 10, she said.

They wanted to have a special anniversary gala. I was thinking to myself that the only place I'm going in July is the delivery room.

A 14-year-old Comaneci shot to stardom at the 1976 Olympics Games in Montreal where she scored seven perfect 10s and won five medals, three of them gold.

Her accomplishment landed her on the covers of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated.

At the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Comaneci earned four more medals, two gold, and two silver.

We're so excited for this next chapter in our lives, Conner said. We've been so blessed with many exciting moments, but this tops the list.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Aipsmedia.com and Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: Nadia's Golden Boy is Perfect 10
Originally posted on June 29th, 2006.
I'm a super-fit mum at 46, says former gymnast Nadia who stunned the world with her Olympic perfect 10
Originally posted on August 13th, 2008.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: The Diet That Will Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40's, by Aimee E. Raupp. Publisher: Demos Health; 1 edition (May 22, 2014)Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: The Diet That Will Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40s
by Aimee E. Raupp

-- Worried about your ability to have children in the next five years?

Have you been trying to get pregnant for a while now and it's just not happening?

Does it seem like every woman you know is having a hard time getting pregnant and you don't want that to be you when you're ready?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, Aimee's second book, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: The Diet That Will Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40s, was written for you.

Whether you're in your 20s, 30s or 40s, this book will give you all the nutritional information you need to keep your baby-making machinery in tip-top shape.

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Click to order/for more info: Yes, You Can Get Pregnant
Image: Photo credit: Heather and Laila, by @joefoodie, on Flickr

Sandy, 49, Wichita, Kansas, US - I find myself pregnant at 49 years old, my 50th birthday on the near horizon.

I have a son born in 1982 who is himself already the father of my 2-year-old grandson.

I have another son born in 1985. I re-married (a younger man) and had another son in 1996 after struggling with infertility.

I was surprised in 1996 to discover I was pregnant with another boy. I have joked for the past decade - I turned 40 and found out I was pregnant in the same week.

Now I find I will turn 50 pregnant. Un-planned.

Have you ever heard of such a thing?

Do 49-year-old women actually get pregnant without fertility boosts?

My periods have become less regular, but I still had them, and I know when I am ovulating.

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Dolores, 52, Savannah, Georgia, US - I am currently pregnant with IVF [in-vitro fertilization] twins

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Stacey, 44, New Jersey, US - My name is Stacy (first time Mom), and I naturally conceived and delivered a healthy baby boy September 2004 at 43 years of age.

I am now expecting another child April of 2006, again naturally conceived.

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You know the saying 'life is full of surprises' is true!

I did have an uncle whose wife was 50/51 years old when they had their 12th child - so I can only keep hoping and praying.

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Leslie, 45, Germany - this is my third pregnancy in one year, all naturally conceived.

The first one was terminated in August 2004; it was in the tube and the tube had to be removed.

I was devastated, as I thought there is no way to become pregnant at 43/44 years old, with only one tube left.

The first time we tried again after the operation in December 2004, I fell pregnant again.

I could hardly believe it, but sadly enough it was not OK, I lost it in the 11th week.

I just did not want to give up, even though my spirits started to be very low indeed.

All the hormones up and down really affected my body. and I gained a lot of weight.

Anyway, after the pregnancy loss and operation on 4th of March, we tried again in May - and I fell pregnant straight away.

Now I am in the 18th week, and until now it looks very good and healthy.

I can even feel the baby kick.

So I think it is just as possible to become pregnant in the forties or even late forties.

Just do not give up!


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Pregnancy Miracle: clinically proven holistic and ancient Chinese system for permanently reversing your infertilityPregnancy 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.

Image: Buy Now
Click to order/for more info on this helpful program:
Pregnancy Miracle
Image: Baby Love, by Ariosvaldo on Pixaby

Hello all, My name is Lisa, and I am 55 years old.

I needed to join this board because I really hope to be an inspiration for women trying to conceive at later ages.

Two weeks ago, I found out I am expecting my sixth child, and I am now at 8 weeks pregnant.

I went in to see my doctor because I had not been feeling well.

I was getting frequent headaches and lower back pain, along with some queasiness.

So I went in to make sure things were OK, and my doctor told me I was actually expecting!

I will be 56 years old when this baby is born, and I do plan to have a natural birth.

I have four older children - ages 17, 23, 26, and 28 years old - and I also have a five-year-old.

My five-year-old was actually planned, born when I was 50 years old.

My husband and I had wanted one more little one.

But I guess she was not supposed to be the last!

I also have two grandchildren.

My 28-year-old daughter has a four-year-old, and she and I were both preggo around the same time, which was pretty exciting.

And my 26-year-old son has a three-year-old.

So I am a grandmother as well.

I have seen a few others on this board expecting after 50, and I hope if anyone out there is trying to conceive at an older age, they do not give up!

And congrats to all the expectant mothers out there!

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Congrats on your new found pregnancy!

I am also in my fifties (54 years old), and expecting my fourth baby in late July.

I have a 16-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 26-year-old.

And I too have two grandchildren!

It's is always exciting to hear stories I can relate to, and hopefully, be an encouragement!

I wish you all luck, and I will keep you in my prayers!



TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Eat, Love, Get Pregnant: A Couple's Guide To Boosting Fertility and Having A Healthy Baby, by Karen Daniels. Publication Date: July 29, 2011Eat, Love, Get Pregnant: A Couple's Guide To Boosting Fertility and Having A Healthy Baby
by Karen Daniels

-- A breakthrough revolutionary plan for getting pregnant fast, solving common fertility problems and having a healthy baby – this is NOT your average book on getting pregnant!

Renowned fertility expert Dr. Niels Lauersen and women's wellness expert Colette Bouchez help readers take charge of their fertility with a revolutionary new self-help plan designed to show couples how to work together to boost their conception odds, plan for a healthy pregnancy, and get pregnant faster – all without the use of expensive fertility treatments or medications.

Based on scientific research and tested on thousands of couples Eat-Love-GET PREGNANT is a simple yet revolutionary plan that provides the quintessential missing link absent from most other fertility programs.

Namely, the importance of not only boosting both male and female fertility simultaneously, but bold new evidence showing how, when couples work together in certain special and unique ways, they can create a unified fertility power boost strong enough to take them from infertile to fertile in as little as three months

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 116 pages
Click to order/for more info: Eat, Love, Get Pregnant

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I conceived naturally a month or so after I turned 43 years old.

She was born 2 months before my 44th birthday.

Happy and healthy!

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The 46-year-old speaks very poor English but her cousin happens to be the embryologist who works with my RE [Reproductive Endocrinologist].
Here is what I learned from both of them.

The woman has a 20-year-old daughter and, at age 45, was experiencing menopausal symptoms - hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, and insomnia.
She was going to begin HRT [Hormone Replacement Therapy] when she decided to do a colon cleanse first.

She found a good cleanse at a health food store and some herbal tea and changed her diet, and increased her fiber and water consumption for a period of 30 days.
She is an Amway distributor and also started taking some very high-quality vitamins they sell.

She said within the month, she felt 100% better and virtually all of her symptoms had disappeared.

There was no need for her to start the HRT since she was feeling so much better.

Low and behold, in another two months, she discovered she was pregnant.

One year ago in August, at the age of 46+, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

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I also got a call from a 44-year-old friend who just did IVF [in-vitro fertilization] about a week before me.

She got a BFP [big fat positive - pregnancy test] - and had transferred eight not-so-hot embies [embryos]!

Just goes to show you... you never know.

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I answered the poll as one who gave birth at the age of 45.
I conceived at 44 years old, and I was 45 and 2 months old when I gave birth to a beautiful, perfectly healthy girl after an uneventful pregnancy.

Just so you know, I used my own eggs (well, just one).
I don't know how it escaped me conceiving my first at age 44 might be a little difficult, but I was newly married at 43 years old, and we just kept trying.

I kept BBT [body basel temperature] charts, and was attuned to my fertile time.
I did not take any supplements, other than folic acid.

All I can say is the less than 3% chance of conceiving I was given by the RE turned out to be all the chance I needed.

Don't give up!

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My husband and I TTC for nearly 4-1/2 yrs and were unsuccessful.
At ages 46 and 42, we decided to apply for an adoption program within the county where we live.
Before we completed adoption classes in March 2004, we found out we had conceived in February 2004. Unfortunately, we miscarried at five weeks along.

My OB/GYN encouraged me by saying at least we knew I had the capability to get pregnant.
My younger sister had done research on estrogen dominance, of which I had many of the symptoms.
So, after the miscarriage, I started progesterone cream treatment, and two months later, we were pregnant!

We had a healthy, full-term pregnancy and gave birth to a beautiful little girl, one month before I turned 43.

I have been very uncertain about having another child at my age (I'm 44 years old now), but after reading all of these wonderful and encouraging comments, maybe we will TTC [try to conceive] this year!

Posted By Stacy Y. on 2006-08-25


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Is Your Body Baby-Friendly?: Unexplained Infertility, Miscarriage and IVF Failure - Explained, by Alan E. Beer, Julia Kantecki, Jane Reed. Publisher: AJR Publishing; 1 edition (October 28, 2006)Is Your Body Baby-Friendly?:
Unexplained Infertility, Miscarriage and IVF Failure - Explained
by Alan E. Beer, Julia Kantecki, Jane Reed

-- A unique book—the first of its kind. No longer do patients have to accept that their infertility is just bad luck and they just have to keep on trying.

No longer should women with recurrent miscarriages have to listen to their doctor telling them that their loss was God's will or that they ought to be thankful because their baby was probably chromosomally abnormal.

The statistics simply do not support such claims—in fact, they show that repeated reproductive failure can be a symptom of wider health problems in the mother.

Furthermore, the root cause can be treated—not only to promote the chances of a successful pregnancy but to improve the mother's health long-term.

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Click to order/for more info: Is Your Body Baby-Friendly?
Image: Annie Leibovitz, mom at 51
Photo: Petre Buzoianu / Corbis / TheDailyBeast.com - All rights reserved

September 04, 2008 - Sure, she is perhaps the most storied celebrity photographer working today.

But she's all about her three girls.

Legendary portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz gave birth to a daughter, Sarah, in 2001, when she was 51 years old - with the help of donated sperm.

Daughters Susan and Samuelle were born to a surrogate in 2005, a year after the death of Leibovitz's longtime partner, Susan Sontag.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on TheDailyBeast.com
Originally posted in September 04, 2008.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Pregnancy Miracle: clinically proven holistic and ancient Chinese system for permanently reversing your infertilityPregnancy 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 to 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.

Image: Buy Now
Click to order/for more info on this helpful program:
Pregnancy Miracle



Image: Mary Stuart Masterson is a mom-to-be and producer of her husband's film, 'Tickling Leo.' (Rosier/News) - All rights reserved
Mary Stuart Masterson is a mom-to-be and producer of her husband's film, 'Tickling Leo.' (Rosier/News) - All rights reserved
March 9, 2011 -- Actress Mary Stuart Masterson, 44 years old, and husband Jeremy Davidson, 39 years old, are pregnant with twins!

The two babies will join their 17-month-old brother whose name has not been revealed.

In five months we are going to have three kids under the age of 2, Davidson pointed out.

We are in happy shock about it.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on MSN.com
Read more: Mary Stuart Masterson Pregnant With Twins!
Originally posted on March 9, 2011



TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Brotherhood of Joseph: A Father's Memoir of Infertility and Adoption in the 21st Century, by Brooks Hansen. Publisher: Modern Times; First Edition edition (May 27, 2008)The Brotherhood of Joseph: A Father's Memoir of Infertility and Adoption in the 21st Century
by Brooks Hansen

-- Offering men a chance to be heard and women a rare opportunity to view the struggle with infertility from a male perspective, The Brotherhood of Joseph brings to life the anger, frustration, humor, heartbreak, and sense of helplessness that come to dominate the husband's role.

As his remarkable account reaches its finale in Siberia, however, Hansen's once again becomes the story of a husband and a wife who, even after years of medical frustration and fruitless paperwork, still must take one last risk together and trust in their most basic instincts before their new family can be born.

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Image: Do What Now?, by Nate Grigg, on Flickr

Hi! My name is Robin, and I just found out on Saturday that I'm pregnant!

I am scared to death!

It was totally unexpected even though I was being dumb, and playing Russian Roulette.

The prescription for my birth control pill had run out a few months ago.

I called to make an appointment with my OB/GYN [obstetrician/gynecologist].

She had moved to Hawaii.

So I found a new one but wasn't able to get in until June.

I figured at my age and my history in difficulty with getting pregnant in the past, I just needed to be careful and I'd be fine. WRONG!

I don't know what I was thinking?

I am 44 years old after all, I should know better.

I have two wonderful boys from a previous marriage.

I've been seeing a wonderful man for nearly three years now.

We both felt we were too old to have children.

I dropped a bomb in the poor man's lap when I told him Saturday night.

This is the last thing either of us wanted, but we decided we would continue with the pregnancy.

I think we will both slowly get used to the idea.

I'm scared to death with all I've read about what can go wrong.

I'm looking forward to reading about all the good and positive about being pregnant at 45 years old.

I'm also looking forward to making some online friends to help each other through this exciting time in our lives.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Pregnancy Miracle: clinically proven holistic and ancient Chinese system for permanently reversing your infertilityPregnancy 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.

Image: Buy Now
Click to order/for more info on this helpful program:
Pregnancy Miracle



Image: Baby Shoes, by Jyn Meyer, on FreeImages

I am sure you've heard the term menopause baby.

Women in their 50s, who think they are no longer fertile, and skip using birth control, sometimes find out the hard way they are still more than capable of becoming pregnant.

While it is true your risk of becoming pregnant declines each year as you move towards menopause, there's always a chance you still can get pregnant.

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During peri-menopause, a woman can still get pregnant.

As such, the term menopause baby is a misnomer, since a woman who is truly in menopause has already lost her fertility.

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Dr. Hillard: You are, technically, still fertile until one year after your last menstrual period (which incidentally, you don't know is your last until it's been a year! CATCH 22).

Many of us have heard about the menopause baby our mother/grandmother/great aunt or other family member thought was the change of life and turned out to be pregnancy, with all of its life changes.

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My mother was a menopause baby.

My grandmother had her when she was 47 years old, and my grandfather was 50 years old, in 1931.

She had three other children aged 21, 19, and 10 years old.

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I am sure a lot of people will be asking, Is it possible for a 49-year-old menopausal woman to get pregnant?

Yes, it is, said Direk Maryo. I am a menopause baby.

My mother was 49 years old when she had me.



Image: Meredith Olafson is 47 and pregnant for the 15th time. In the last 13 years, Meredith has been a gestational carrier in North Dakota, meaning she is essentially a walking incubator for another couple's fertilized egg. (Michael Vosburg / Forum Communications Co.)
Photo Credit: The Huffington Post - All rights reserved
January 30, 2012 -- Meredith Olafson rubs her hands across her swollen belly and says this will be her last baby.

I am retiring after this one, the 47-year-old Fargo woman says.

This uterus is closing shop.

But whenever she says this, her family gently kids her they have heard that claim before.

Meredith has such a soft heart, explains her husband, Jay.

And then his wife will hear the sad story of another couple who can't conceive, and she'll want to help them, he says.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on JamestownSun.com
Read more: Walking Incubator: Pregnant with Baby No. 15
Originally posted in January 30, 2012.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Pathways to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy, by Stacy Ziegler. Publisher: Brown Walker Press (November 1, 2004)Pathways to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy
by Stacy Ziegler

-- A how-to guide to Surrogacy. It covers Gestational Surrogacy via IVF as well as Traditional Surrogacy via Artificial Insemination.

The mystery surrounding Surrogacy is demystified, and everything is broken down into layman's terms.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 120 pages
Click to order/for more info: Pathways to Parenthood



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