Amazon.com lists over 8,000 items under the search term "fertility"
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When my mom researched her family tree, she was amazed at how many women had children late in life.

Right from when they got married at 15 or 16 years old (the research went back to 1529 AD, when early marriage was normal), until right when the menopause hit at 48 years old, or even 50 years old.

Both my grandmothers had their last child at 43 years old and 46 years old respectively...

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My husband and I tried for two years, and thought we just could not conceive.

Just when we had given up, I got pregnant with our son Benjamin.

We hadn't even tried to get pregnant that month and yet, there it was... a + HPT [home pregnancy test].

I was just shy of turning 42 years old.

Sadly, we lost our precious son to premature birth at 22 weeks.

However, God blessed us with another child just five short months later.

I gave birth, at 43 years old, in Dec. 2004 to my daughter Emma.

So... it can happen.

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My husband and I married when I was 41 years old and a bit.

We were TTC [trying to conceive] for about 18 months before I got pregnant.

I turned 43 years old a few weeks afterwards.

I am now at 20 weeks pregnant now, so pretty hopeful for this, our first baby!

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We just found out she is expecting!

They are well into their forties.

I would say she is at least 44 years old.

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My mother-in-law had my husband  when she was 45 years old...

And that was 36 years ago.

AND he's got a brother 15 months younger than him.

AND his Dad was 60 years old when my husband was conceived!!


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Test Tubes and Testosterone (Male Infertility), by Michael Saunders. Publisher: Nell James Publishers (May 6, 2011)Test Tubes and Testosterone (Male Infertility)
by Michael Saunders

-- What do you need to make a baby? A willing partner? A good sense of timing?

Some wine maybe? A nice meal and some amorous music? Not always.

There are times when all the romance (and luck) just simply will not do.

In those times, what you need is a specimen pot, a heap of drugs, so many ultra-sound scans that your wife or partner begins to glow in the dark and an unfeasibly large amount of tea.

Providing a rare yet enlightening male perspective on the world of IVF, Test tubes and testosterone is one man's experience of infertility and the IVF journey he embarked on with his wife in order to start a family.

Told with humor, wit, and insight, this book sheds light on issues that can be hard to discuss even with the closest of friends or relatives, making it a valuable book for anyone contemplating or going through IVF.

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Image: Baby in the Flowers, by Dusan Tesanovic on Pixabay
Hey, I have to tell you this!

My grandmother had my mother when she was 46 years old!!

Forty-six!

Unbelievable...

Except I know it to be true because it happened to my grandmother.

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I have a friend who just found out she's pregnant.

She's 45 years old.

And she had a baby at 41/42 years old.

I don't think it's over for the 40-something's, just because of their age.

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I met a 45-year-old woman this week, who got pregnant naturally!

I was skeptical and pressed the issue (you did IUI [Intrauterine insemination], IVF [in vitro fertilization], SOMETHING?)

She said no, just timed sex.

Apparently, her mom had eight kids, one at 40 years old and another at 43 years old.

So she had fertility in her family, but still, I found her inspirational.

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My sister in law is 46 years old and she just gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

No tests, no idea what her FSH [Follicle-stimulating hormone] is and no problems.

She just tried and got pregnant and had no problems.

I think it's possible for all of us, we just might have to wait and go through more than some people.

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My Chinese Dr just told me of one of her patients who had 30 FSH.

She already into menopausal symptoms and is 45 years old.

She has just gotten pregnant!


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: Red Cap Baby, by Flavio Gaudencio on Pixababy
I am 45 years old and 31 weeks pregnant.

I also have a four year old son.

I have had two miscarriages in the last three years.

All pregnancies were conceived naturally.

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I am 44 years old, and I also have a two year old little boy.

I just found I am pregnant again, and I am so thrilled.

-- Sandy

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Christi is my business partner and she just had baby #12 at 44 years old.

She thinks she will probably have a few more babies, all natural conceptions.

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I had my second child at 41 years old.

But I did have a harder time conceiving this baby.

I'll be 45 years old when I give birth, due October 28th.

I have had such an easy pregnancy so far.

-- Tammy

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A year ago at 44 years old, I gave birth to my first baby.

He was a beautiful boy named Daniel Jacob.

~~~ Donna


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: Newborn Hand, by Helene Mejza on PixabayA woman I know from another board just got her BFP [big fat positive - pregnancy test] from a minimum stimulation IVF [in vitro fertilization] cycle with Dr. Zhang (the same guy I just starting seeing myself).

This will be her first child!!!

She is 44 years old, and will be 45 years old in a couple of months.

Her FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] was 6.5 and E2 [Estrogen] was 112 (which of course means her FSH was actually higher), and she still BEAT the odds!!!

She has been trying naturally for a long time.

She transferred two, two-day embies, and did Clomid only for six days I believe (from CD4 - CD10).

I am so excited I can barely stand it... (especially since I am also working with this same doctor!!!)

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I just found out I am pregnant.

I am 43 years old, I will be 44 years old when I have this baby.

I already have three kids - 24, 22, and eight years old.

This was NOT at all planned.

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I have plenty of personal examples of women conceiving naturally over 40:

- my mother had me when she was 40 years old,
- my aunt had three kids after turning 40 years old,
- my grandma had her last child when she was almost 46 years old... all naturally.

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My doctor has had success using the estrogen priming protocol, a similar protocol Patti was recently successful with at 44 years old.

(Yeah Patti!!).

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It is true for some women, but not true for others.

Some women get pregnant easily in their mid-40s.

Sorry, but it is just the truth.

Do you think my aunt told a lie when she had her baby at 45 years old?

Do you think she just pushed a big pillow under her clothing, and lied to everyone about being pregnant?

No, it was for real.



TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: You Can Get Pregnant Over 40, Naturally II: Overcoming infertility and recurrent miscarriage in your late 30s and 40s naturally , by Sandy Robertson (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (May 14, 2015)-You Can Get Pregnant Over 40, Naturally II: Overcoming infertility and recurrent loss in your late 30s and 40s naturally
by Sandy Robertson

-- After years of infertility and failed fertility treatments, Sandy Robertson developed an all-natural pregnancy protocol leading to the birth of her daughter at the age of 44.

In this new expanded edition, she shares her research including over 100 references.

She explains how she:
- Overcame recurrent miscarriage
- Conceived multiple times of the age of 40 with one Fallopian tube
- Balanced hormones
- Increased pelvic circulation

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Yes, of course, it is possible there might be a few who might have stretched the truth a bit in their post, or mis-remembered the person's age.

But still, it is hard to believe nearly 3,000 people are all telling a lie, or making up a story.

Sure, maybe one or two of them made it up.

But such a small number is irrelevant.

My grandmother had 3 children in her 40s, and I grew up not believing it to be unusual at all for a woman over 40 years old to get pregnant.

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I am 45 years old, soon to be 46 years old - and I am due with my first baby on May 10th.

I went the fertility specialist route for a bit, but we only did it half-heartedly because I felt for sure there was no way I would ever get pregnant...

That I was too old, my eggs were no good, etc. But I was wrong.

I can't say I was trying at all, but I guess that's how it happens sometimes!

I just had my last ultrasound, and the baby is perfect in every way... healthy, normal and very busy!

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Last night, on the tubing slopes, I talked to a women who had her fourth child naturally at 45 years old.

Her other three children had been born over nine years prior.

She said she conceived with no problem within six months of trying.

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I happened to sit with a 49 year old woman and her five year old son.

Making idle conversation, I found out she got pregnant naturally the first month she tried to get pregnant at 43 years old.

Prior to that, she had a booming career and had always been on birth control.

Also, it was interesting to find out she is an MD [medical doctor].

Ironically, her husband thought he was infertile, because tests in his previous marriage had determined his very low sperm count was responsible for their infertility.

This was his first child.

She said this goes to show you should never quit trying...

What works for one couple may not work for another couple.

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I am 52 years old, and I have just been told I may be pregnant.

My HCG [Human chorionic gonadotropin] blood count is elevated, and I have missed my period for the last two months.


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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Just wanted to let you know I am 47 years old, and I am 13 weeks pregnant.

I struggled to get pregnant for many years, with PCOS [Polycystic ovary syndrome] and one blocked tube, but somehow managed to get pregnant all on my own - without any fertility treatment.

I was told my eggs were probably too old, as I had a lot of chemical pregnancies (eggs which did not implant).

That was in June of this year.

I have a good consultant now who has helped me keep this pregnancy going by progesterone and heparin injections.

So you should have a good diet, take all your vitamins, and think positive - as I truly believe if you believe you can conceive then you will.

I used to imagine my body pregnant (not brooding over other people's babies), but thinking about having my own.

Hope this gives you some hope.

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My grandmother had five children by the time she was about 35 years old.

At 48 years old she was clearly in menopause, but then discovered she was pregnant.

She didn't even tell anyone she was pregnant because she didn't realize it until she was about 6 months along.

Her missed periods were nothing odd, and the weight gain she put down to age.

Anyway, she had her last son at 48 years old and he weighed 11 lbs 10oz at birth.

He is five years older than me, and 21 years younger than my mother - who is the second oldest in the family.

So, obviously, it is very possible to get pregnant during menopause without the aid of drugs.

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Never forget - before the pill and easy abortions, women were frequently having children in their forties, and doctors didn't blink an eye.

The current theories on age are really very recent, largely based on data from fertility clinics.

Such as women who have problems, not women who don't, and docs shouldn't give you a bad time particularly as you have had a child already.

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My sister-in-law had her most recent bachild at 46 years old, and he looks just like the rest of his ten siblings.

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Frankly, I don't buy a lot of the arguments used today by the medical establishment concerning mid-life pregnancies.

Neither do quite a few of my sisters on here who have also experienced blessed births, healthy babies, and uncomplicated pregnancies well after forty.

God delights in glorifying Himself in our old bodies.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition 4th Edition, by Marilyn M. Shannon. Publisher: Couple to Couple League (January 1, 2009)Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition 4th Edition
by Marilyn M. Shannon

-- How your diet affects your menstrual cycles and fertility...

Self-help strategies for PMS, infertility, painful periods, pre-menopause, repeated pregnancy loss, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, pregnancy, and male infertility.

The premise which prompted Marilyn Shannon to write the first edition of Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition in 1990 has more scientific backing than ever before: There are many cycle irregularities that can either be eliminated or alleviated simply through better nutrition or body balance.

In this completely updated and expanded edition, Shannon identifies the specific nutrition and targeted supplementation that can be used as self-care to overcome cycle problems or improve fertility.

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Image: Heavily pregnant, Uma Thurman looks ready to give birth
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June 8, 2012 -- Wearing a clingy top, eight months pregnant Uma, 42, had to take a breather while on a walk.

A passer-by said: Uma looked like any regular fraught, working mum-to-be.

She was wearing no make-up and was extremely casually dressed – a world away from most Hollywood leading ladies.

The only reason people paid her any attention was because she was so heavily pregnant – otherwise, she would have gone unnoticed.

Uma, who has two children, recently said she wasn't fazed by her sex symbol image.

She added: I am old enough now to ignore it.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Mirror.co.uk on June 8, 2012
Read more: Ooh Uma! Heavily pregnant actress looks ready to give birth any day now


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant, by Jorge Chavarro, Walter Willett, Patrick Skerrett. Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (April 6, 2009)The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
by Jorge Chavarro, Walter Willett, Patrick Skerrett

-- Reveals startling new research from the landmark Nurses' Health Study, which shows that the food you eat can boost your fertility.

The book prescribes ten simple changes in diet and activity that can increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Groundbreaking findings into changes you can put into practice today, setting the stage for a healthy pregnancy and forming the foundation for an eating strategy that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

The Fertility Diet also offers a week's worth of meal plans and delicious recipes that will make following the guidelines easy and tasty.

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It is totally possible to get pregnant in your 40s.

My husband has a relative from about 100 years ago, who had a healthy outcome pregnancy at 51 years old.

You know she had no medical assistance to help her get pregnant.

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There's a woman on FertilityFriend.com who is 45 years old, and pregnant after she had two or three miscarriages.

So far this pregnancy seems to be going fine for her.

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I'm 43 years old and I had a miscarriage in July 2003.

I'm pregnant again and this baby is due in July 2004.

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Remember, I told you about two women at my office going through early menopause, and then got pregnant?

Don't give up hope yet!

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There's a woman in the UK gave birth last year 63 years old.

It was her own egg and her husband's sperm.

He was younger than her.

It was her first child.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: How to Get Pregnant, by Sherman J. Silber. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st Little, Brown Pbk. Ed edition (August 29, 2007)How to Get Pregnant
by Sherman J. Silber

-- For decades, Dr. Silber's HOW TO GET PREGNANT has been the most popular resource for couples trying to conceive.

Now thoroughly revised and updated to include cutting-edge information on all the very latest treatments for infertility, this edition will be the ultimate guide for prospective parents in the 21st century.

The comprehensive text explains not only the essential facts of getting pregnant but also how to solve once insurmountable fertility problems.

Among the new high-tech tests and procedures covered is the revolutionary technique of antral follicle count, which allows women to calculate at any point in their lives how many remaining years of fertility they have and helps them to determine whether to preserve their eggs.

For all couples who dream of becoming parents, Dr. Silber's HOW TO GET PREGNANT will be the one and only book they need to address all their concerns about conceiving a healthy child.

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Image: Princess Lia, pregnant at 56
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March 2, 2010 - This will be the first child of Paul and Lia.

The princess was pregnant a few years ago, but lost the child and hopes this time she will manage to give birth to the child without problems.

The future mother confirmed the pregnancy and said that she feels very well, and has had no problem so far.

Prince Paul stated they have wanted an heir for a long time and tried to have a child five years ago, but this was not possible.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Cancan.ro
Read more: Princess Lia, pregnant at 56
Originally posted on March 2, 2010


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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