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Image: Justice Minister Rachida Dati gives birth at 43
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January 13 2009 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy's unmarried Justice Minister Rachida Dati gives birth to a baby girl on Friday January 2, according to reports.

It was unknown who fathered Dati's child.

Smiling broadly, dressed to the nines and looking for all the world as if she had never been pregnant, 43-year-old French Justice Minister Rachida Dati returned to her high-profile job just five days after giving birth to baby Zohra.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Independent.ie
Read more: Has back-to-work Dati set a bad example for women?
Originally posted on January 13 2009.



TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: 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: Dr Michael Kamrava performs an ultrasound on Nadya Suleman in 2006
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She was in her late 40's and wanted just one baby.

Now she's five months pregnant with quadruplets and hospitalized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

The woman in the latest case arrived recently at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles for unspecified treatment but was transferred last week to County-USC Medical Center because she lacks insurance.

Doctors placed her on bed rest until the birth of the babies, which could be two or three months from now.

The woman has three grown children from a previous marriage but wanted another child with her second husband, who is in his early 30s and doesn't have any children, sources said. She works as an apartment manager; her husband is a contractor.

She started fertility treatments seeking one baby, but after becoming pregnant with quadruplets, declined medical advice to reduce the number of fetuses, the sources said.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on LAtimes.com
Read more: Octuplets doctor has another patient expecting quadruplets
Originally posted on February 13, 2009.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Fertility and Conception: A Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant, by Zita West. Publisher: DK ADULT; 1st edition (December 15, 2003)Fertility and Conception: A Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant
by Zita West

-- Aimed at couples that are planning to start a family, from those who have already experienced problems conceiving to those who have only recently decided to have a baby, Fertility and Conception is loaded with advice and up-to-date information on maximizing fertility.

Bridging the gap between conventional and complimentary treatments, the book offers a unique approach to fertility by offering Plan A, a 4-week preconception program of diet and complimentary therapies, and Plan B, which focuses on combining conventional treatments such as IVF, with complimentary treatments.

In clear, easy-to-understand prose, the author provides cutting-edge information on all the latest fertility tests and treatments and offers advice on how to achieve healthy ovulation through diet, correct hormone balance, and reducing the effects of disorders that derail fertility.

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Image: Gran's a mum again at 60! Photo Credit: News.bbc.co.uk
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A grandmother looks set to enter the record books as Britain's oldest mother following the birth of a baby boy 35 years after her first child.

Welsh farmer Elizabeth Buttle, whose maiden name is Espley, is believed to be 60 years old.

If correct, the miracle mum's age would beat the previous record birth by five years.

Checks by one British news agency at the Family Records Centre in London revealed an Elizabeth Espley was born early in 1937 in the Chester area.

Further checks revealed no-one by the same name was born between 1937 and late 1945.

No fertility drugs

Twice-married Mrs Buttle, whose eldest grandson is 19, gave birth to new arrival Joseph David by Caesarian section at West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen eight weeks ago.

The mother, who lives on her farm in the west Wales village of Cwmann, near Lampeter, became pregnant without the use of fertility drugs by her partner Peter Rawston, 56.

Talking about baby Joseph, Elizabeth says: He is my little miracle and he makes me feel like a young woman again. I feel perfectly well and I don't know what the fuss is about.

There were no complications and the hospital staff were absolutely marvelous.


Baby was not planned

A widow with three grandchildren, Mrs Buttle had a daughter in 1962 with her late husband Tom, who died 10 years ago.

New arrival Joseph, described by his mother as a lovely, healthy little lad, was born slightly premature.

Elizabeth, who celebrates her birthday next month, said although the baby was not planned, she and her partner had taken no precautions to avoid the pregnancy.

Kathleen Campbell, of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, is entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest woman in the UK to give birth at the age of 55 in 1987.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on News.bbc.co.uk
Read more: Gran's a mum again at 60!
Originally posted on January 15, 1998


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Rewinding Your Biological Clock: Motherhood Late in Life, by Richard J. Paulson M.D., Judith Sachs. Publisher: iUniverse Publishing (July 13, 2011)Rewinding Your Biological Clock: Motherhood Late in Life
by Richard J. Paulson M.D., Judith Sachs

-- In 1996, Dr. Richard Paulson assisted a 63-year-old woman to conceive using in vitro fertilization with a donor egg, and she became the oldest woman in the world to give birth.

This incredible example of how assisted reproductive technologies, or ART, can change the course of nature, raises tough biological, emotional, and ethical issues.

Rewinding Your Biological Clock is a unique exploration of each of these issues, especially the "how-to" of peri- and post-menopausal pregnancy.

Written by a leading fertility specialist and a health educator, this original and daring book rethinks society's most fundamental beliefs about motherhood, aging and life itself.

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Image: Anthea Burns is a mum-to-be at 50
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They appear at first glance to be like any other semi-retired fifty-somethings.

But this Gold Coast couple are about to have their lives turned upside-down by becoming parents for the first time - without the help of IVF treatment.

All going to plan, at Pindara Hospital on June 15, Anthea Burns, 50, will become one of the oldest women in Australia to have a baby who was conceived naturally.


This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on AdelaideNow.com.au
Read more: Anthea Burns is a mum-to-be at 50 and all without IVF
Originally posted on June 4, 2011.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: 50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility, by Sally Lewis and Nim Barnes. Publisher: Summersdale (October 1, 2011)50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility
by Sally Lewis and Nim Barnes

-- Practical advice and a holistic approach to help you conceive, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and do it yourself complementary therapies.

In this accessible and informative guide, Sally Lewis explains how age, sexual infections, diet, excess weight, stress, and anxiety affect fertility.

Teaching how to discover the best time for conception; understand the link between body, mind, and fertility; and manage stress and relax to prevent anxiety, this is the ultimate guide to increasing the likelihood of conception at any age.

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I have been posting on this board for years since my last successful over 40 pregnancy.

I must say there have been plenty of moms 44+, so do not give up hope!

The oldest woman I know, had a natural oops at 48 years old!!

She delivered a healthy baby boy.

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I had my first (and only so far) child at 43 years old.

I'm 47 years old now and TTCing [trying to conceive] number two.

My theory has always been we'll keep trying until the last egg drops.

And based on my older sisters, I have until at least age 54.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Ordinary Miracles: A Journey through Primary and Secondary Infertility, by Krissi Marie McVicker. Publisher: iUniverse.com (March 27, 2012)Ordinary Miracles: A Journey through Primary and Secondary Infertility
by Krissi Marie McVicker

-- We had trouble conceiving and it was shocking news. When we found out that in-vitro fertilization would most likely be our only chance for success, our anxiety grew. But, with the help of my husband's amazing insurance, after three cycles, we were able to have our daughter, Ella.

And after three more cycles, our twins Logan and Mia graced us with their presence and we were truly blessed. I know that we were one of the lucky couples. Many people can't afford one IVF cycle, let alone six. And, I've never taken that for granted.

After my daughter was born, I started writing Ordinary Miracles. I wanted to share my story with others because I remember hearing success stories when I was in the midst of my struggle and it inspired me to believe that if it could happen to them, maybe, it would happen for me too.

After my twins were born, I started my blog: Stress Free Infertility. I wanted a place on the Internet where couples could go to and read about others, get solicited advice, and be inspired by other success stories; a place to ease the stress of infertility, at least a little bit.

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Image: Ellie Stonely, mom at 47
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While that may not seem anything exciting in itself, people have babies all the time, to me it's a huge, huge thing.

I'm 47 years old, which makes me positively ancient in new mother terms, that's the point, my baby is my first and probably only baby.

People do have children late but rarely first children this late. I have been very lucky indeed.

After years of trying to conceive, after several miscarriages, one particularly sad, my father dying, my body starting to do horrid things to itself due to an auto immune condition and all sorts of up and downs with work (the dot com boomed then bust) I finally fell pregnant in May of 2011 after traveling to Alicante in Southern Spain to have IVF [in vitro fertilization] treatment.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Cambridge-News.co.uk
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Originally posted in 2010



TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Couple's Guide To In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need To Know To Maximize Your Chances Of Success, by Liza Charlesworth. Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1 edition (May 4, 2004)The Couple's Guide To In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need To Know To Maximize Your Chances Of Success
by Liza Charlesworth

-- Despite the fact that it is an expensive, complex, emotionally draining, and often last-ditch fertility treatment, there are now over 250,000 couples who consider in vitro fertilization (IVF) every year; more than 125,000 couples decide to undergo it.

While dry, clinical information is available, there is a gaping need for sisterly advice from someone who's been through the process herself.

From evaluating care and preparing for the complicated process to understanding egg retrieval and embryo transfer; from tips on taking medications and coping with hormonal surges to dealing with the emotional aspects of the grueling IVF process, Liza Charlesworth's The Couple's Guide to In Vitro Fertilization offers knowing, sensitive counsel.

Full of hard-won personal wisdom and the most up-to-date medical information explained in layman's terms, this invaluable guide is sure to become recommended reading for couples trying to conceive and their families alike.

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Image: Australia's oldest natural first-time mum
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A Gold Coast woman has become what is believed to be Australia's oldest natural first-time mother, giving birth at 50 years old.

Anthea Nicholas and her husband Paul Byrnes, 54, had a one in several million chance of falling pregnant, Ms Nicholas' doctor told the Australian Women's Weekly.

Ms Nicholas, a semi-retired real estate agent, told the Women's Weekly she was alarmed when she first discovered she was pregnant.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on BrisbaneTimes.com.au
Read more: Australia's oldest natural first-time mum
Originally posted on July 27, 2011.



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Image: Motherhood After 35: Choices, Decisions, Options, by Maggie Jones. Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1 edition (March 22, 1998)Motherhood After 35: Choices, Decisions, Options
by Maggie Jones

-- How is having a baby different for women in their late thirties and early forties?

If you're between 35 and 45 and trying to have a baby, or have already conceived, here's the reassurance you need ... and the facts you've been waiting for.

Maggie Jones evaluates the advantages as well as the risks of later motherhood.

Whether you are considering your first pregnancy after 35 or are starting a second family later in life, Motherhood After 35 is written with you in mind.

The author describes simply and clearly how to have the healthiest pregnancy possible and the options available.

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Image: An old lady smiles on a whale watching trip, Reykjavík, Iceland, by Silvia Cosimini, on freeimages
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by Silvia Cosimini
November 10, 1992 --- DEAR ABBY: This is for Found Love Late who wonders if she's too old to have a child in her mid-40s:

I was 45 and my husband was 50 when I became pregnant. We had been childless for 22 years and it was a great shock, to put it mildly. My doctor assured me that my age was no problem because my health was excellent.

I had an uneventful and easy pregnancy, and was thrilled when I delivered a beautiful baby girl.

We had some adjustments to make to our lifestyle, but we handled them well.

Chris has been the joy of my life. She is 32 years old now, happily married and has given me four beautiful grandchildren.

I am now a widow - 78 years young.

Is it fair for a child to have a menopausal mom? I will let my daughter answer that question. I'm enclosing her letter...

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Google News
Read more: Letters show older moms aren't new
Originally posted on November 10, 1992.



TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Enhancing Fertility: A Couple's Guide to Natural Approaches, by Chris D. Meletis and Liz Brown. Publisher: Basic Health Pubns; 1 edition (May 2004)Enhancing Fertility: A Couple's Guide to Natural Approaches
by Chris D. Meletis and Liz Brown

-- This book is dedicated to the millions of couples who are trying to get pregnant without success.

Rather than assuming that you are infertile, you can try the many reliable natural remedies and resources in this book.

Barring physical problems beyond your control, you have the power to take charge of your health and boost your fertility.

The authors' goal is simple: to provide a clear guide to conception based on natural, safe, well-researched therapeutic approaches.

Nutritional, environmental, botanical, and physical medicines, as well as traditional Chinese medical practices and homeopathy, all offer ways to promote fertility.

Both men and women will find a wealth of helpful information on what to do-individually and together--to fully realize their fertility potential.

Even if infertility isn't a problem, and you are simply planning to get pregnant and want to deliver a healthy baby, this book will help improve your chances.

Anyone seeking to become a parent will benefit from this book's practical, time-tested wisdom.

The healthier a woman is, the greater likelihood the seed of life will find fertile soil and grow into a healthy baby.

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Image: It is just menopause - Mother at 46
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A mother gave birth to a baby boy after doctors repeatedly assured her she was going through the menopause.

Anita Arora, 46 years old, said her child almost died in her womb after her suspicions that she was pregnant were ignored.

Her son, Matthew, was delivered in a life-saving operation on Christmas Day – just two days after she found out she was expecting.

The infant, who was two months premature, would have died if surgeons had not delivered him immediately, because of problems with the placenta.

She said: I told them five months ago I thought I was pregnant. My periods had stopped and I was gaining weight. I asked whether it was possible, but they told me not to worry, it was just my age.

Mrs Arora, a post office manager, and her driving instructor husband Kanti, 48, already have two children – Neil, 15, and Kamya, 13.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: Don't worry, it's just the menopause: Mother, 46, says doctor's blunder nearly left her child dead in the womb
Originally posted on January 9th, 2011.



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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