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Image: 55-year-old Woman Delivers Twins in India

August 27, 2007 - For a long, long time she had been longing for a child.

And menopause had overtaken her.

Still, she would not give up.

She feels doubly rewarded now, literally.

On Monday morning, 55-year-old Brinda became the proud mother of two.

Her twins were delivered at a fertility clinic in Chennai, a south Indian city.

She is now probably the oldest woman in India to deliver twins.

Both the baby boys, delivered during the hour-long cesarean section, and their proud mother are in good health, hospital authorities said.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on MedIndia.net
Read more: 55-year-old Woman Delivers Twins in India
Originally posted on August 27, 2007

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 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 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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Image: Woman, 55, gives birth to triplet grandchildren

A 55-year-old woman who gave birth to triplets for a daughter who was medically unable to conceive said Wednesday she was a caring incubator and was awe-struck when she learned she was carrying three children.

Tina Cade delivered her own grandchildren — two boys and a girl — by Caesarean section Tuesday at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital.

She served as a surrogate for her oldest daughter, Camille Hammond, and Hammond's husband, Jason.

She told NBC’s “Today” that she was awe-struck — I could not believe it when the doctor told her there would be triplets.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on NBCnews.com
Read more: Woman, 55, gives birth to triplet grandchildren
Originally posted on January 11th, 2005.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Budgeting for Infertility: How to Bring Home a Baby Without Breaking the Bank, by Evelina W Sterling, Angie Best-Boss. Publisher: Touchstone; Original edition (March 17, 2009)
Budgeting for Infertility: How to Bring Home a Baby Without Breaking the Bank
by Evelina W Sterling, Angie Best-Boss

-- Having a baby can be one of the most wonderful times of your life -- but if you need help to conceive, it can swiftly become a staggeringly expensive undertaking.

With the average cost of infertility treatments ranging from $35,000 to $85,000 in the United States (most of which is not covered by insurance companies), many women and couples find themselves having to make difficult choices about building their families.

Getting a grip on your finances is one of the few things you can do to regain control of this process. Infertility experts Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss have created the ultimate guide to ensuring the most cost-effective care with the highest chances for success.

With anecdotes, interviews, and advice from both doctors and patients, you can easily apply these specific money-saving strategies to your own unique situation.

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Image: A new adventure: 48-year-old mom gives birth to baby boy




Lori Riner is a mom again — at age 48.

The Sparta woman gave birth Friday to a boy and became the oldest woman to deliver at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center - without the aid of fertility treatment.

Lori's 12-year-old granddaughter named the baby Tucker.

At first, Lori thought she was going through menopause.

But, she said, menopause doesn't kick.

She asked her husband, Sonny, to sit down when she broke the news about the pregnancy.

Of course, I was shocked, Sonny said. But I was happy. Most couples would be devastated, but we were not devastated.

The couple has been married four years, and have children from previous marriages in their 20s and 30s, in addition to their granddaughter.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on LacrosseTribune.com
Read more: A new adventure: 48-year-old mom gives birth to baby boy
Originally posted on February 20th, 2011.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: But I Don't Feel Too Old to Be a Mommy!: The Complete Sourcebook for Starting (and Re-Starting) Motherhood Beyond 35 and After 40, by Doreen Nagle. Publisher: HCI (February 7, 2002)But I Don't Feel Too Old to Be a Mommy! The Complete Sourcebook for Starting (and Re-Starting) Motherhood Beyond 35 and After 40
by Doreen Nagle

-- The first and only book to fully address the concerns of the ever-growing but greatly ignored an audience of literate, educated women who have delayed motherhood.

In this comprehensive work, women who are considering parenting in their 30s, 40s, and later-whether for the first time or starting over-will find all the information they need to make informed choices.

Complete with quotes from medical experts, later-in-life moms, and their kids, this one-stop book will calm the doubts and fears of women considering motherhood after 35 and beyond 40 by providing supportive yet realistic information.

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Image: 62-Year-Old Could Be Oldest to Give Birth

April 24, 1992 - ROME — A 62-year-old woman has become pregnant after a test-tube conception, her doctor said Thursday.

She apparently would be the oldest person to give birth if she delivers successfully.

Concetta Ditessa, a housewife from a Calabrian village in southern Italy, is due to give birth to a boy in August.

She has had no complications, Dr. Raffaele Magli said in a telephone interview from his office in Naples.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on LAtimes.com
Read more: 62-Year-Old Could Be Oldest to Give Birth
Originally posted on April 24, 1992

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir
by Victoria Hopewell

-- Victoria Hopewell was a forty-something divorced clinical psychologist when she met and married a longtime bachelor whose ninety-year-old parents were anxiously waiting for a grandchild.

Problem was, even though Victoria had two young daughters from a previous marriage, her intense desire to create a baby with her new husband was thwarted by her own body.

Her eggs were aging faster than her healthy hormones and youthful appearance would suppose.

Desperate to bear a child, willing to undergo every procedure from Lupron shots through egg harvesting and in vitro fertilization (IVF), she is blocked at every corner of medical protocol from achieving her dream of a successful pregnancy.

Finally, she journeys toward acceptance of using a donor egg, much to the dismay of her growing daughters.

But no eggs are available, and she is placed on a lengthy hospital wait-list. Victoria and her husband then embark on a surrealistic egg hunt to find their own donor.

Follow her insider's account of the hidden world of egg donation-where women's eggs are bought and sold over the internet and a beautiful model with high SATs and a prior successful donation commands the highest prices.

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Image: More mature: Louise, aged 46, with daughter Isabel, aged three, in 2003

I was still in my 20s (29 years old), when I duly brought forth my son Charlie, now 23 years old.

Two years and three months after my first baby - and by now in my early 30s - I gave birth to Alice, who will be 21 years old this month.

Soon after this, my marriage broke down, and I settled into almost a decade of raising my small family as a single parent.

And then, shortly before my 44th birthday, my second husband and I celebrated the arrival of Isabel, who has just turned nine years old.

I am, in spite of my mother's misgivings, the proud mother of three children, each born in a different decade of my life.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on DailyMail.co.uk
Read more: So does age really make you a BETTER mum?
Originally posted on June 16, 2009
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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 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 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.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 500 pages
Click to order/for more info: Is Your Body Baby-Friendly?
Image: Delighted at falling pregnant after 22 years

As Paula Lackie strokes her swollen tummy she admits she is counting the days until the arrival of her unborn baby.

In her 20s, tests revealed she could never fall pregnant naturally.

Image: Delighted at falling pregnant after 22 yearsRather than giving up on her dream of becoming a mum, Paula and her then-husband adopted two children they adore.

For most of the next two decades, she admits she secretly hoped doctors had got her diagnosis wrong, only to be left shattered each month when she failed to conceive.

And only after finally giving up hope of ever falling pregnant naturally did she discover she was expecting.

Paula, 43, of Haddington, East Lothian, said: At first I thought I must be starting the menopause.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on DailyRecord.co.uk
Read more: Delight for woman as she falls pregnant after 22 years of trying
Originally posted in April 15, 2012.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Long-Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility, by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer. Publisher: Jossey-Bass; Revised Edition edition (March 13, 1998)pixelThe Long-Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility
by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer

-- Parents who have wondered about the long term impact of infertility on their self-image will find the answers in this insightful book by Lois Melina, author of Raising Adopted Children and Making Sense of Adoption.

Finally, here's a book that's sensitive and responsive to the unique emotional experience of parenting after a long, arduous course of infertility diagnosis and treatment.

The Long-Awaited Stork gives you all the information, advice, and support you need to adjust to and cope with the special problems of parenting after infertility.

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Image: Mary McCormack - Family-Friendly On Set

Mary McCormack, 43, welcomes her daughters Margaret, 6½, and Rose, 4, into the cozy, kid-friendly space, outfitted with a child-sized table, bookcase and toy nook, whenever she has a break from scenes.

They're in school during the day and then after school, they usually come here, she says. It’s nice and they like to be in the trailer.

We draw, paint, read and play hide and seek, she says. We have pillow fights in the little bedroom. Margaret was 1½ when we shot the pilot and Rose was 8-weeks-old when I came back to work. They’ve never known life without it.

McCormack says that having the chance to see her kids during the day makes her feel like a very lucky working mom.

I've nursed babies on-set and in the hair and makeup trailer, she says.

While working on the fourth season of In Plain Sight, McCormack learned she was pregnant. The producer saw a neat plot twist, she said: A baby jostles everything for a cynic who dislikes children, a control freak whose life is already overcrowd: She's going to be sleep-deprived and frustrated.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on CelebrityBabies.People.com
Read more: Mary McCormack Keeps It Family-Friendly On Set
Originally posted in June 28, 2011.


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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: Pregnancy over 40: Deborah Lynn White, mom at 45

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.)
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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 a 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: That was fast! New mother Uma Thurman steps out with baby TWO days after giving birth

July 18, 2012 -- Uma Thurman was spotted sitting in a coffee shop cradling her newborn baby daughter, just two days after having given birth.

The Hollywood superstar looked in remarkably good health as she perched on a stool in Woodstock, New York, yesterday.

The 42-year-old blonde sat in the Press and Blend cafe, gently and delicately cradling her baby daughter.

Uma was definitely not planning on having another kid. It was a surprise, a source told Us Weekly in February.

But she's over the moon about it, very excited.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: New mother Uma Thurman steps out with baby TWO days after giving birth
Originally posted on February 18, 2009.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: INFERTILITY Road to Hell and Back: Memoir of my struggle with Infertility, a failed Adoption, a hate for Abortions, and a Marriage that fell apart, by Azelene Williams. Publisher: Azelene Williams (June 13, 2012)INFERTILITY Road to Hell and Back
by Azelene Williams

-- I love being a woman. To me, it is a privilege and there is nothing more satisfying.

I appreciate being honored and cherished for my femininity - for, after all, I am the potential mother of the next generation.

I value my fertility, value the gift of being able to carry a child and become a mother.

To me, this is the very essence of being a woman.

The children we bring into the world are small replicas of ourselves and our husbands; the pride and joy of grandfathers and grandmothers.

We dream of being mothers and for most of us, these dreams are realized naturally.

For this is the Miracle of Life.

But - what about when that longed-for baby never happens?

When you realize something is wrong and turn to professionals for help.

Tests are done; treatments tried without success.

You traipse from one doctor to the next; resulting in more disappointment and fading hope.

Your dream is shattered and the heartache is painful; almost unbearable.

What is wrong with you? Is it your fault?

How are you lacking? Why? The questions are still desperately being asked... but there are no answers.

Slowly your conviction grows that your entirety as a woman is incomplete.

I am a woman and this is my story...

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