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Image: Watch out Duggars! Giant clan's equally-large family friends launch their OWN reality show
July 20, 2012 -- It was only a matter of time before a family as big as the Bates was given their own reality series.

Bearing 19 children, making them one of the largest families in the U.S., the Bates, from Lake City, Tennessee, are the stars of a new TLC series titled United Bates Of America.

The giant clan are best friends of the famous Duggar family who boast 19 children of their own.

The eight-part series began filming right after Kelly Bates, the family's 45-year-old mother, gave birth to baby number 19, Jeb Colton.

The Bates' children range in age from six months to 23, 18 of whom were seen in the TLC special Baby Makes 19 when it screened in March.

Read more: Watch out Duggars! Giant clan's equally-large family friends launch their OWN reality show

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Image: Zita West's Guide to Fertility and Assisted Conception: Essential Advice on Preparing Your Body for IVF and Other Fertility Treatments, by Zita West. Publisher: Random House UK (April 12, 2010)Zita West's Guide to Fertility and Assisted Conception: Essential Advice on Preparing Your Body for IVF and Other Fertility Treatments
by Zita West

-- Embarking on IVF—or any assisted fertility treatment—can be a very demanding and stressful experience, but the right physical, nutritional, and emotional support can lessen these stresses and strains and increase the chances of success.

Here a leading fertility and pregnancy expert offers an in-depth explanation of all aspects of fertility and, uniquely, addresses the issues involved in using assisted conception.

She explains fertility from preconception and trying naturally to assisted conception, what is involved in the IVF process, how to prepare your body to increase the chances of conceiving successfully, the importance of a proactive approach to diet and nutrition, and how complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, can increase the chances of success.

Including interviews with leading experts in the field, case histories from patients, and the author's own holistic principles, this is an invaluable guide for the growing number of people who are considering or have already embarked on, medical intervention to enable them to conceive.

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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 personally, 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 am 47 years old now and TTCing [trying to conceive] baby number two.

My theory has always been we will keep trying until the very last egg drops.

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


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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: Travolta Family Calls Baby Benjamin Their New Beginning

January 12, 2011 - John Travolta and Kelly Preston had tried for another child for three years, so the surprise news last year that Preston was pregnant left them completely blown away the actress tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.

Now, less than two months after Preston, 48, delivered Benjamin on November 23, the proud parents are showing off their little miracle.

He's given the house a renewed spirit and purpose, says Travolta, 56, who held Preston's hand during labor as their 10-year-old daughter Ella Bleu waited excitedly outside the room with actress Kirstie Alley, a close family pal.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on People.com
Read more: Meet John Travolta and Kelly Preston's New Baby
Originally posted on January 12, 2011

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Image: Pregnancy Miracle | probably the most powerful infertility reversal system ever developedPregnancy 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: 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


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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: Famllia Pregnancy Kiss Mother, by Johana Breto on Pixabay

Elizabeth -- I am 45 years old, having my fourth child...

I was 35 years old when I had my third child...

During my third pregnancy, I tried out at five months for women’s professional baseball, and I made it!

Three months after the baby was born, I was in spring training.

I now just finished a season in the men's baseball league in September, and I'm due again in June.

Baby is fine, two times above a normal baby's arm and leg length, very active and healthy.

Right now I'm coaching Fastpitch softball, helping out with my son's baseball, and practicing (only) baseball...

Just finished coaching kid's basketball, and I have to be in shape by November for the Women’s Baseball World Series.

Plus organizing girls baseball, and I also work 40 hours a week.

Whew, I feel great! and healthy... no problems.

The key is to stay active, healthy, don't smoke... Maybe a social drink now and then, and plenty of exercise... Drink a lot of water.

You're only as old as you let yourself be!

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Charlotte -- Hi, I had my fifth (son) in January of 2000, when I was nearly 41 years old.

Now I am pregnant with my sixth child, and I will be 45 years old at the time of my baby's birth.

Going for an ultrasound tomorrow, to see if there is more than one baby.

I've been reading that age of mom along with many pregnancies can result in multiples.

This will be my sixth baby, but my ninth pregnancy, which also increases the incidence of multiples - anyone also hear that and/or expecting more than one?


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Conquering Infertility: Dr. Alice Domar's Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility, by Alice D. Domar and Alice Lesch Kelly. Publisher: Penguin Books (February 24, 2004)Conquering Infertility: Dr. Alice Domar's Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility
by Alice D. Domar and Alice Lesch Kelly

-- Infertility is a heartbreaking condition that affects nine million American couples each year. It causes tremendous stress, can trigger debilitating sadness and depression, and can tear a marriage to shreds.

In Conquering Infertility, Harvard psychologist Alice Domar — whom Vogue calls the Fertility Goddess — provides infertile couples with what they need most: stress relief, support, and hope.

Using the innovative mind/body techniques she has perfected at her clinic, Domar helps infertile women not only regain control over their lives but also boost their chances of becoming pregnant.

With Conquering Infertility, women learn how to cope with infertility in a much more positive way and to carve a path toward a rich, full, happy life.

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Image: Bringing Up Babies (Cheryl Tiegs and her fraternal twin boys), on People.com
Everyone wants to talk about the twin babies born when Cheryl Tiegs was 53 years old (Date of Birth: Sept 25th, 1947) and the circumstances behind the surrogate pregnancy....

But did anyone realize she had a baby with her third husband Tony Peck? (Gregory Peck's son)....

A son named Zachary Peck was born October 1st, 1991, when Cheryl was 44 years old (just six days after her 44th birthday actually!)

So, she was blessed with being able to have a baby at 44 years old - naturally - many years before Donor Eggs were even available.

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Image: Mimi Rogers and son and daughter on Hollywood.com
Actress Mimi Rogers was born January 27th, 1956.

She has had two children with live-in partner Producer/director Chris Ciaffa.

She recently married him.

She has a daughter, Lucy Julia Rogers-Ciaffa born November 20th, 1995 -- when Mimi was 39 years and 10 months old.

She has a son, Charlie Rogers-Ciaffa, born July 30th, 2001 -- when Mimi was 45 years and 6 months old.

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Image: Christie Brinkley recalls tale of how she helped David Bowie and Iman conceive daughter after their pregnancy struggle, on Mirror.co.uk
Model/Actress Iman was born July 25th, 1955.

She had a daughter named Zuleka with her first husband Spencer Haywood.

The date of birth of this child is unknown, but she married her first husband in 1977, and this child is now an adult.

She married singer/actor David Bowie in April of 1992.

She gave birth to their first child together with David Bowie, a girl, Alexandria Zahra on August 15th, 2000 -- when Iman was 45 years old (about 3 weeks after her 45th birthday actually).


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Image: 40 and Pregnant!: What to expect when you are having your first child and are at (or near) the age of 40, by Dena Kennedy. Publisher: CreateSpace (July 11, 2010)40 and Pregnant!: What to expect when you are having your first child and are at (or near) the age of 40
by Dena Kennedy

-- This is a book for women who are at or near the age of 40 and pregnant for the first time.

This book explains many things that happen to a woman, her body and her mind when having children later in life.

It is also helpful to anyone who is pregnant or just recently had a baby.

About the Author: I am a mother of two and a full-time legal secretary for a high profile law firm. Trying to juggle family life and a career at the same time can be difficult.

I would like to share with you what to expect when you are ... 40 and Pregnant!

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I don't regret having a baby at 57, reveals Britain's oldest first-time mother a year after giving birth
Thrilled to be a family: Susan Tollefsen and Nick Mayer with 13-month-old Freya | © Mark Large
I know there are people who will always think I was selfish to have a baby at 57, but Freya couldn't be more loved or cared for, and people live longer these days, don't they?

There is no reason why, if I stay healthy, I shouldn't live to reach my 80s or 90s and see her into adulthood, says Susan, who turns 59 in October.

I remember once going to a mother and baby club, shortly after Freya was born, and another mother said rather nastily to me: Do you know when she's 12 and starting secondary school, you'll be 70? says Susan.

I replied, rather sharply, Yes, I know that, thank you very much - I can add up.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on DailyMail.co.uk
Read more: I don't regret having a baby at 57, reveals Britain's oldest first-time mother a year after giving birth
Originally posted on May 9, 2009


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Image: Making a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant, by Debra Fulghum Bruce, Samuel Thatcher, Britt Berg. Publisher: Ballantine Books; Rev Upd edition (April 27, 2010)Making a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant
by Debra Fulghum Bruce, Samuel Thatcher, Britt Berg

-- You may have waited a long time. You may have tried and tried. Now your chances of having a baby are better than ever!

For ten years, Making a Baby has been the definitive source for couples who want to get pregnant, offering vital information on fertility technology, advances in baby-boosting medications, and cutting-edge medical techniques.

Written with compassion and clarity, and now with even more tips on the best ways to prepare the body to get pregnant, this invaluable book, in a newly revised and updated edition, reveals how to protect, increase, and extend your fertility.

This detailed, insightful, and meticulously researched book will help guide you to a wonderful new beginning as a parent!

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Image: Luisa Dillner with two of her four children, Tilly (left) and Lydia. Photograph: Felix Clay
Luisa Dillner with two of her four children, Tilly (left) and Lydia. Photograph: Felix Clay
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.


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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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Aug 24, 2007 - Olympic legend, Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner are happy to announce Nadia's pregnancy at 44 years old.

It is the first child for both Comaneci, and Conner, who turns 48 years old on March 28.

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Are there more older mothers lately?

Birth statistics over the past twenty years show a huge swing in favor of delaying parenthood until our thirties and beyond.

In 1998, the last year for which figures are available, 44% of births were to women over 30 years old.

The number of births to women between 40 and 44 years old has also increased by 50% over the decade.

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Technically, any woman who has not gone through menopause, and who does not have other reproductive problems, can become pregnant.

Successful natural, unassisted pregnancies have been reported in women as old as 59 years old.

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In the United States during 1992, there were over 4,000,000 births, with 2000 live births to women 45 to 49 years of age.

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I had a friend who had a normal baby when she was 46 years old!

Every human being is different.

Not all women will develop abnormalities in their eggs chromosomes at the same age.


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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