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Image: Never too late: life begins at 50. Photo Credit: © Chloe Dewe Mathews
Photo Credit: © Chloe Dewe Mathews / Telegraph.co.uk - All rights reserved
Sarah Briggs, 50 years old, is the mother of three children, Alexander, eight, Isabella, six, and Edward, one year old.

She is married to David, 37, an accountant, and lives just outside Carlisle.

In the past 10 years, Sarah Briggs, a chartered surveyor, has fallen in love, got married and become a mother of three.

What is surprising is it has all happened when she was in her forties.

Edward, her youngest, was born when she was 49 years old.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Telegraph.co.uk
Read more: Never too late: life begins at 50
Originally posted in April 14, 2012.



TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: How to Get Pregnant Fast: Crucial Knowledge for Getting Pregnant, by Hillary J Lowndes. Publisher: CreateSpace (January 13, 2012)How to Get Pregnant Fast: Crucial Knowledge for Getting Pregnant
by Hillary J Lowndes

-- Discover the keys to getting giving yourself the best chances of getting pregnant.

Don't surround yourself with information about what not to do.

Instead, you can take proactive steps to make sure that everything is just right.

If you feel you can't get pregnant it may be because you're not taking the right approach.

The best way to get pregnant doesn't have to be stressful.

You can take control once you learn some of the science and some of the secrets passed down through time.

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Image: Jacqueline Gold, pregnant at 48
Photo credit: MARTIN POPE / Telegraph.co.uk - All rights reserved
Jacqueline Gold likes to joke she has lived her whole life backwards.

At 48 years old, at the peak of an enormously successful career – she is CEO of Gold Group International (which owns Ann Summers) and one of the most powerful women in British retailing.

She is about to fulfill a dream she put on hold as a young woman.

Finally, at an age when most women are approaching menopause, Jacqueline is settling into her first pregnancy.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Telegraph.co.uk
Read more: Jacqueline Gold: I'm just so lucky to be pregnant at 48
Originally posted on January 12, 2009.



TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: IVF: A Patient's Guide, by Rebecca Matthews. Publisher: lulu.com (February 7, 2011)IVF: A Patient's Guide
by Rebecca Matthews

-- The perfect companion book for anyone considering or currently undergoing fertility treatment.

Reduce your stress and improve your chance of success by arming yourself with the facts.

Written by a respected, caring and practicing expert in the field, not a patient!

Inside these pages, you'll get answers to the most common questions, but even better, get answers to the critical questions not asked often enough; some could even save the life of your baby.

Understand the most up-to-date, cutting-edge techniques utilized in IVF and genetic testing.

See exactly what happens under the microscope.

Learn how to choose the very best clinic and what, exactly, you should be asking your doctor.

Follow specific case studies and hear from a variety of patients in their own words as well.

Packed with charts, tables, graphs and photos, this easy to navigate guide is the next best thing to having a best friend in the field of reproductive medicine.

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Image: My wife, sweet Mary and our youngest grandson Shawn. Photo credit: Sam LeVan, on FreeImages
Photo credit: Mary and our youngest grandson Shawn, by Sam LeVan
If it is so rare, so impossible, such a miracle to get pregnant spontaneously - why can I find so many stories?

Offering inspiration, hope, and comfort to those trying to conceive and those finding themselves unexpectedly pregnant over 44 years old...


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.

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Pregnancy Miracle




Image: Exceptional case: Giovanni Ciardi, with partner Bruno Paoli, is pregnant at 54
Photo credit: © ANSA / DailyMail.co.uk - All rights reserved
A 54-year-old Italian woman has amazed doctors and herself by falling pregnant naturally.

Hospital worker Giovanni Ciardi is one of only a handful of women to have become pregnant without medical treatment in their 50s.

Doctors have described her as an exceptional case.

Mrs. Ciardi is 15 weeks pregnant.

She is due to give birth to a girl in November - by which time she will be 55 years old.

She already has a 23-year-old daughter called Veronica through her first marriage.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on DailyMail.co.uk
Read more: I thought it was menopause: Italian woman shocks doctors by falling pregnant aged 54 - NATURALLY
Originally posted on May 15, 2010.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle, by Rachel Dratch. Publisher: Gotham; 1st ed., 1st Ptg edition (March 29, 2012)Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
by Rachel Dratch

-- Her career at a low point, Rachel Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating.

After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John.

Handsome and funny, after only six months of dating long-distance, he became the inadvertent father of her wholly unplanned, undreamed-of child, and moved to New York to be a dad.

With riotous humor, Dratch recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and the awkwardness of a baby-care class where the instructor kept tossing out the f-word.

Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch's time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar is a refreshing version of the happily ever after story that proves female comics - like best sellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler - are truly having their moment.

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Image: Pregnant again ... at 48! Luisa Dillner
Photo credit: Guardian.co.uk - All rights reserved
To ensure nothing takes me by surprise in this pregnancy, I've been searching Google for various combinations of older mother (eg. mother over 40).

The other day I turned up two things.

The first was a set of statistics for the number of babies born to women in their 40s from the Office of National Statistics.

Guess how many women of 48 years old (which is how old I am now) gave birth to a baby in England in 2006?

Just 77. What freakish thing have I done?

On a roll, I found an editorial in the journal Menopause International headlined Pregnancy in women over 45: should this be encouraged?.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Guardian.co.uk
Read more: Pregnant again ... at 48! Luisa Dillner
Originally posted on January 9, 2010.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: My Baby Chase: Our Roller Coaster Ride from Infertility to Parenthood, by Gilda Dangot Simpkin (Author). Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing (August 29, 2017)My Baby Chase: Our Roller Coaster Ride from Infertility to Parenthood
by Gilda Dangot Simpkin

-- This is the heart-wrenching tale of our convoluted 10-year quest to have a family, from the serious, and sometimes hilarious side of fertility treatments, through two harrowing international adoptions. Our journey is filled with so many cliffhangers it reads more like a suspense tale than reality.

As you come along for our wild ride you will be clutching this book praying we don't get derailed again.

Our story of determination and tenacity will give hope to anyone facing a difficult life journey.

Let my story motivate you to attain your dreams!

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Image: News Anchor Monica Malpass Announces Her Pregnancy
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January 12, 2010 - Television news anchor Monica Malpass is herself hitting headlines lately as the popular anchor announced on her show Action News - she is pregnant, and expecting her second child.

The much-acclaimed news anchor declared her pregnancy recently on her news program as it was about to conclude.

However, the 48-year-old anchor did not divulge any details on air regarding who was the father of her yet to be born babies.

Sources have revealed the news anchor is expecting twins, and the babies is set to arrive in the month of June.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Thaindian.com
Read more: News Anchor Monica Malpass Announces Her Pregnancy
Originally posted on January 12, 2010.



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: Baby Shoes, by Jyn Meyer, on FreeImages
Photo credit: Baby Shoes, by Jyn Meyer
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 won'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: Pregnancy over 40: Deborah Lynn White, mom at 45
Photo Credit: PregnancyOver40now.com
I don't have a story of extreme devastation to tell.

I had heartache and pregnancy loss, but I finally got pregnant and had a healthy baby at 45 years old.

I was very lucky at 44 years old to get pregnant two out of four IUI [Intrauterine insemination] cycles, but you could be too.

The odds of my conceiving were 3% according to medical science, yet I got pregnant over 40 years old - two out of four tries.

I've dedicated myself to helping other women learn how to prepare themselves for trying to have a baby over 40 years old.

I wish I had found a book like 45 and Pregnant: How I Conceived and Delivered Naturally when I was going through testing, pregnancy loss, pregnancy, and delivery. It would have helped me understand what might happen next, how another woman dealt with it, and what I might be able to do.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on PregnancyOver40now.com
(Unfortunately the article is no longer online.)


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: 45 and Pregnant: How I Conceived and Delivered Naturally, by Liz Angeles (Author, Editor),‎ Annie Flatley (Photographer),‎ Lori Dorman (Photographer). Publisher: On The Inside Press (June 8, 2015)45 and Pregnant: How I Conceived and Delivered Naturally
by Liz Angeles

-- 45 and PREGNANT is a 3-part journey beginning with a 44-year-old single woman with no prospects, leading quickly to a middle-aged pregnancy.

Her fears and worries about childbirth with her historically low pain threshold were later transformed by her decision to have a home water birth with no drugs and her success story involved no complications.

Beginning with a serendipitous love story, leading to the sudden pregnancy and concluding with the family events transpiring beyond the delivery, Liz Angeles provides a plethora of information for anyone considering a natural birth.

Her comical memoir spanning a 5-year period includes many healthy pregnancy tips and natural parenting options.

Her revealing details and personal choices promise to educate, entertain and inspire.

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

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Pregnancy Miracle



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