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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 that she is essentially a walking incubator for another couple’s fertilized egg. (Michael Vosburg / Forum Communications Co.)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 that they’ve 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: A walking incubator: 47-year-old Fargo woman set to deliver 15th child, 11th for another couple
Originally posted in January 23, 2012.


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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 that surrounds Surrogacy is demystified and everything is broken down into layman's terms.

This book will take you from deciding if Surrogacy is the right path for you, to contact with your surrogate after the delivery and everything in between.

You will learn about the legal, medical, as well as the emotional aspects of choosing Surrogacy as your pathway to parenthood. You will be given the pros and cons of using an agency as well as going about it on your own.

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Image: Still hope after 40Renee Seufert and her son, Max, are used to visiting this doctor's office. After having her son Max at age 40 years old, she returned to become pregnant again at the age of 43.

This time it's twins.

Renee underwent rounds of IVF, in vitro fertilization, where experts unite sperm and her own egg in a lab. The embryos created were then transferred into Renee, resulting in her pregnancy.

"I feel pretty good most of the time. I just entered my third trimester a week ago, so I'm starting to feel a little more tired," Renee said.

She's healthy and beat the odds being able to use her own eggs at 43 years old.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on About2012
Read more: Modern medicine fights the biological clock
Originally posted in April 8, 2012.


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Boost Your Fertility: New Solutions for Conceiving Quickly and Having a Healthy Pregnancy as Soon as Possible, by Marilyn Glenville Ph.D. Publisher: Fair Winds Press (March 1, 2009) Boost Your Fertility: New Solutions for Conceiving Quickly and Having a Healthy Pregnancy as Soon as Possible
by Marilyn Glenville Ph.D.

-- The definitive one-stop resource for couples who want to have a healthy pregnancy as soon as possible.

Based on leading women’s health expert Dr. Marilyn Glenville’s highly successful program, Boost Your Fertility presents an 8-step integrative approach including nutrition, lifestyle, removing environmental toxins, and medical screening for getting and staying pregnant.


Dr. Glenville outlines in detail what may be hindering pregnancy, what you and your partner should be tested for and when, and how to tailor the program to you based on particular factors such as age, medical history, and lifestyle.

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Image: Sarajean Grainson, 54 with twinsJune 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.


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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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Image: Annie Leibovitz, mom at 51September 04, 2008 - Sure, she's 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
Read more: Photos: Midlife Baby Boom
Originally posted in September 04, 2008.


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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 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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Image: Oops! babies pose challenge to parents and siblings
On Father's Day 2007, over pancakes at IHOP, Doris and Randy Worcester broke the news to their daughters, ages 15, 12 and 9 years old: their family was about to have a new addition.

No, it wasn't a new bathroom or bedroom or a new car, the girls discovered. Instead, in just about five months, they would have a new baby brother.

It was a stunning shock when we found out, Randy said. There was a nine-year gap there.

Randy and Doris had found themselves, at ages 45 and 44, the parents-to-be of an unplanned child, or what some refer to as an Accidental or Oops! baby.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on SalJournal.com
Read more: Oops! babies pose challenge to parents and siblings
Originally posted on November 9, 2008.


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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 humour, 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: Stock Photo credit: Heather and Laila, by @joefoodie, on FlickrSandy, 49, Wichita, Kansas, US - I find myself pregnant at 49, my 50th birthday on the near horizon. I have a son born in 1982 who is himself 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 in-fertility.

I was surprised in 1996 to discover I was pregnant with another boy. I have joked for the past decade that "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 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' true! I did have an uncle whose wife was 50/51 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 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!





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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 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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Image: Do What Now?, by Nate Grigg, on Flickr
Hi! My name is Robin, and I found out on Saturday that I'm pregnant! I'm 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/gynecology]. She 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'm 44 after all, I should know better. I have two wonderful boys from a previous marriage. I've been seeing a wonderful man for nearly 3 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 use 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 with being pregnant at 45. I'm also looking forward to making some online friends to help each other through this exciting time in our lives.

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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 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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During peri-menopause, a woman can still get pregnant, as such, the term menopause baby is a misnomer since a woman in menopause has already lost her fertility.

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I'm sure you've heard the term menopause baby. Women in their 50's who think they are no longer fertile, and skip using birth control, sometimes find out the hard way that they are still more than capable of becoming pregnant. While true that your risk of becoming pregnant declines each year as you move towards menopause, there's always a chance that you still can.

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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 that 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 and my grandfather was 50 in 1931 -- she had 3 other children aged 21, 19, and 10.

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I’m 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'm a menopause baby. My mother was 49 when she had me.





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Image: Ursula Andress, mom at 44May 5, 1980 - Love affairs and husbands can end, but a child is forever.

It is the most important thing that ever happened to me, exults Ursula Andress, the Swiss-born actress and seven-time Playboy plaything.

At the ripe age of 44, she is expecting her first baby in mid-May.

Let's say I had an incredible life up until today, and now I think it's time for a change.

The father is Pasadena-born actor Harry Hamlin, 28, who starred in Movie, Movie and the NBC miniseries Studs Lonigan.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on People.com
Read more: Urged by Her 28-Year-Old Lover, Harry Hamlin, Ursula Andress Faces Motherhood at 44
Originally posted on May 5, 1980.


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Image: Fertility Facts, by Conceive Magazine Editors. Publisher: Chronicle Books (September 1, 2008)Fertility Facts
by Conceive Magazine Editors

-- The ultimate compendium of pre-pregnancy advice, essential not only for the one in six couples struggling with fertility challenges, but also for anyone starting a family.

This chunky volume offers hundreds of ways, sourced from doctors and the latest research by the experts at Conceive Magazine, for women to conceive faster.

Each page offers a new and often surprising tip: women should avoid taking ibuprofen, while men looking to increase sperm count should double up on pumpkin seeds!

With this highly accessible reference in hand, readers will be one step closer to parenthood.

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