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Image: Education activist Christine, mom at 43February 13th, 2011 - Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon and her partner Christine Marinoni yesterday showed off their son for the first time.

Education activist Christine, 43, who has been in a relationship with Cynthia since 2004, gave birth to Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni in New York on Monday.

Cynthia, 44, who plays Miranda Hobbes in the hit series, already has two children – a daughter aged 15 and a son, eight – from a relationship with English professor Danny Mozes. They split in 2003.

Cynthia and Christine met at an education rally in 2002, and became a couple two years later.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: The proud mothers: Sex And The City's Cynthia Nixon shows off new baby with her lesbian partner
Originally posted on February 13th, 2011.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
pixelRewinding 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: Goldsmith and Rothschild dynasties head for divorce
At the 2003 society wedding of Kate Rothschild and Ben Goldsmith, it appeared the young couple had the world at their feet.

The groom was dashingly handsome in traditional morning suit, the pregnant bride pretty and coy in a flowing white gown, a wreath of fresh flowers adorning her long dark hair.

Ten years ago, Goldsmith was named Britain’s most eligible bachelor by Tatler.

Known as Ben-Ben by his family and born when his mother was 46, Goldsmith provided solace for Lady Annabel when her first-born son, Rupert [by first husband Mark Birley], disappeared off the coast of West Africa while swimming in 1986.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Telegraph.co.uk
Read more: Goldsmith and Rothschild dynasties head for divorce
Originally posted on March 25, 2011.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
The New Fertility Diet Guide: Delicious Food Secrets To Help You Get Pregnant Faster At Any Age, by Niels H. Lauersen and Colette Bouchez. Publisher: Ivy League Press (September 21, 2009)-
The New Fertility Diet Guide: Delicious Food Secrets To Help You Get Pregnant Faster At Any Age
by Niels H. Lauersen and Colette Bouchez

-- The best selling authors of Getting Pregnant: What You Need To Know Now share new secrets to using specific foods and food combinations to greatly enhance your chance of getting pregnant fast and easy.

Tested on hundreds of couples, this unique new natural way to increase fertility can work regardless of your age or reproductive status. Studies show it can even increase your IVF success rate!

Delicious, nutritious and easy to follow, this secret food plan works for both women and men to not only help increase fertility, but also improve overall health and encourage conception of a healthier baby!

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Image: In India, giving birth at 50+ is not uncommonMarch 25, 2011 - Seen from a distance there seems to be nothing special about the family in a village in Haryana in northern India. A shy young girl hides behind her mother.

But from closer up, you suddenly notice the woman's wrinkles, and the grey hair under her headscarf.

Rajo Devi Logan, who in late 2008 suddenly became famous as the oldest mother in the world, proudly stands up and breaks into a broad smile as she talks about her daughter.

I'm so happy with my daughter! Before she was born, I didn't feel attached to anything. The neighbours used to talk about us with pity.

Rajo Devi doesn't like to go back to the period in which she and her husband, Balla Ram, had no children.

Like many people in rural India she doesn’t know exactly how old she is, but Rajo Devi is at least 70 years old. Her husband is 80, he says.

Two and a half years ago, their daughter Naveen was born, at least 58 years after the couple married.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Read more: 70 year old mother of a toddler: India's old parents
Originally posted on March 25, 2011.


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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: Woman of 56 gives birth to twinsA teacher of 56 has given birth to twins after defying medical advice not to become pregnant.

Lynne Bezant and her husband Derek had spent £5,500 on IVF treatment, even though they already had three grown-up children.

They said they were lonely after their family grew up and left home.

Babies David and Susan were born on Thursday, almost a month early, weighing 3lbs 4oz and 4lbs 15oz respectively.

Their arrival at Horton General Hospital in Banbury, Oxfordshire, made Mrs Bezant the oldest British woman to give birth to twins.

She said: I'm just so happy, it's unbelievable. Mrs Bezant became pregnant after treatment at the London Gynaecological and Fertility Clinic, the only one in Britain offering the service to women older than 51. They used eggs from a younger donor.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on DailyMail.co.uk
Read more: Woman of 56 gives birth to twins
Originally posted on July 23, 2011.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Every Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me?, by Kristine Ireland Waits. Publisher: Endurance Publishing (March 1, 2010)-Every Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me?
by Kristine Ireland Waits

-- If you're eager to have a baby, doesn't the title say enough? Laugh, cry, share, relate - LOVE this book and all it offers to your soul. It's wit, wisdom and warmth from an author you'll quickly see as your sincere fertility-challenged friend.

This information-packed, inspiring story is for women who are struggling with infertility and for those trying to support them.

Enjoy an easy-reading journey you'll remember throughout life. Overwhelmed at the idea of dealing with friends' baby showers, insurance, husbands, needles, tears, heartbreak and surprises?

This book captures it all in a delightful way that's packed full of truths and challenges to keep you moving forward.

Indulge in a journey - reading this book - that will have you throwing your head back in laughter, curling up in the comfort of feeling understood, having raw honesty give you permission to be exactly who you are.

Indulge. You deserve this! Get one for your best friend and your mom too.

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Image: Sixty one-year-old to be mother againTrying to fill an aching vacuum after the death of their only son, an elderly couple has achieved the miraculous feat of conceiving a child at the ripe age of 60 plus.

Retired headmistress of a school at Anandpur town in Keonjhar district, Kanakalata Ram, and husband Sarat Chandra Singh, ex-employee of the district transport department, have conceived again after the death of their son Tarini Prasad in a tragic accident in 2010.

Dr Prabhat Nalini Mohanty, who has been treating 61-year-old Kanakalata, now at an advanced stage of pregnancy, said the husband had no problem because his sperm counts were good. The doctors restored Kanakalata's menstrual cycle with the help of medicines but the couple had to take help of a donor's eggs. Kanakalata is five months pregnant after an invitro fertilization, Dr Mohanty said.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on IndiaTimes.com
Read more: Sixty one-year-old to be mother again
Originally posted on July 23, 2011.


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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)-The 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: Newborn Face, by Anita Peppers, on morgueFileGeorgia Dardick, an advertising executive in Boynton Beach, Florida, tried to conceive via IVF [in vitro fertilization] six times, and seriously considered adoption.

But at 51 years old, she wasn't ready to let go of her desire to have a baby.

Fifty was the cutoff for my doctor, but they agreed to give us one more try, she said.

She gave birth to her daughter in January.

Dardick said she never planned to have a baby at 51 years old, but feels that she made the right decision, despite the judgments others may have.

The word selfish has come into my mind. But for any parent, having a child is selfish. No matter what your age is, once you have that child, you owe that child everything. I live the best, healthiest life I can.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on HeraldSun.com.au
Read more: Should you get pregnant if you're 50 or older?
Originally posted in July 17, 2009


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: One Mom's Journey to Motherhood: Infertility, Childbirth Complications, and Postpartum Depression, Oh My!, by Ivy Shih Leung. Publisher: Abbott Press (November 15, 2011)-
One Mom's Journey to Motherhood: Infertility, Childbirth Complications, and Postpartum Depression, Oh My!
by Ivy Shih Leung

-- Author Ivy Shih Leung shares her not-so-perfect road to motherhood in this book that is part memoir and part self-help guide, reflecting lessons learned in the form of helpful tips and information to empower readers on the biological and sociological roots behind postpartum depression (PPD).

She also seeks to raise awareness of the myths of motherhood and the stigma of PPD that contribute to the silent suffering of many mothers, as well as the importance of adequate social support in the early postpartum weeks.

A culmination of Ivy's frightening PPD journey and her emergence from it with a passion to learn more about perinatal mood disorders, this book is fueled with passion to help other women and their families, anger from the unnecessary suffering Ivy went through from the lack of information available to the public about PPD, her doctors' ignorance and lack of sensitivity, and public remarks like, "There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance."

All of which shows there's still a long way to go in terms of educating the public about an illness that is suffered by one in eight new mothers

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Image: Easter Egg hunt, by Paul Turnbull, on FreeImagesCongratulations to all the BabyCenter Over 40 Pregnancies and Babies!!

Every time doubts creeps into your heart, read this list.

♥ Eileen - 43 / partner 36 - Estimated Date of Delivery (EDD): 11-28-12
♥ Juliet - 43 / partner 49 - Welcome Oliver - Born: 9/24/10 (8 lbs, 3 oz)
♥ Amy - 43 / partner 43 - Welcome Maeve Marguerite - Born: 1/6/11 (7 lbs, 11 oz, 21")
♥ Lorell - 43 / partner 43 - Welcome Emerson Reilly - Born: 2/2/11 (5 lbs, 9 oz.)
♥ Lisa - 43 / partner 44 - EDD: 5-14-11
♥ Jessica - 43 / partner 40 - Welcome Elise Sara - Born: 7/22/11
♥ Jennifer - 43 / partner 46 - Welcome Oliver Rai - Born: 8/18/11
♥ Erin - 43 / partner 43 - Welcome Caden Paul - Born: 11-20-11 (8 lbs, 7 oz, 20.5")
♥ Laurie - 43 / partner 38 - EDD: 2-14-12 (natural after pretty much giving up)
♥ CeCe - 43 / partner 42 - Welcome Thomas Michael (7 lbs, 12 oz) and Eleanor Marie (5 lbs, 5 oz.) Born: 3-6-12
♥ Lori - 43 / partner 43 - EDD: 4-21-12
♥ Sue - 43 / partner 46 - EDD: 6-3-12
♥ Hatice - 43 / partner 33 - EDD: 10-5-12

♥ Shayla - 44 / partner 47 - Welcome Jett Michael - Born: 8/20/08 (8 lbs, 3 oz)
♥ Lynn - 44 / partner 38 - Welcome Gabrielle Simone - Born: 12/30/10 (6 lbs 9 oz)
♥ Rhonda - 44 / partner 43 - EDD: 5-5-11
♥ Julie - 44 / partner 53 - Welcome Daniel, Jacob and Nathan - Born: 6-21-11 (born at 34 weeks, 5 days)
♥ Diane - 44 / partner 36 - EDD: 9-18-11
♥ Lauren - 44 / partner 46 - EDD: 7-4-12

♥ Lisa - 45 / partner 33 - Welcome Brendan - Born: 3/9/10 (8 lbs., 14 oz.)
♥ Paula - 45 / partner 44 - Welcome Thomas William IV - Born: 9/5/10
♥ Cynthia - 45 / partner 46 - Welcome Kirsten Mae - Born: 8/23/11 (7 lbs, 4 oz)
♥ Charleen - 45 / partner 40 - Welcome Rowan Caitlin - Born: 1-20-12 (4 lbs, 10 oz, 17", born at 36 weeks)
♥ Ellen - 45 - EDD: 9-12-12

♥ Juliet - 46 / dh (dear husband) 52 EDD: 6-12-13

♥ Bonny - 47 / partner 52 - EDD: 9-1-12

*EDD = Estimated Date of Delivery

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Originally posted in May 19, 2010.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Pregnancy Success Program: How To Get Pregnant Quickly And Naturally, Regardless of Your Affliction, Even At The Age of 40 - Or More!Pregnancy Success Program
by Diana Farrell

How To Get Pregnant Quickly And Naturally, Regardless of Your Affliction, Even At The Age of 40 - Or More!

I suffered from infertility for years. Like most people, I went to my doctors and asked them to fix it. The doctors tried their best, and I tried everything they told me to do. Months became years.

But nothing was working. I wasn't getting pregnant!

Not until I spent years doing my own research and investigated fertility techniques from all four corners of the world did I finally break free of my infertility.

I tried everything I was told would work for years before finally discovering the extraordinary method that reversed my infertility and realized my dream to give birth to a child.

Since then, I have taken my story and my book around the world, and women from every walk of life have put these techniques to the test and proven their effectiveness again, and again.

And I stand behind this program with a no-questions asked, 100% money-back guarantee.

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Image: 52-year-old Alhaja Owolabi Kareem gave birth to a bouncing baby girlAfter almost three decades of marriage, spent in the harrowing embrace of barrenness, and with three husbands, 52-year-old Alhaja Owolabi Kareem against all odds and human expectations not only got pregnant, but also gave birth to a bouncing baby girl.

For the couple, Alhaji and Alhaja Owolabi Kareem of Ajah in the Eti Osa Local Government Area Lagos State, November 26, 2010 will forever be remembered as a day of celebration of miracles.

It was the day on which the 52-year-old Alhaja Owolabi Kareem put to bed a bouncing baby girl. It was the first in her life.

Like most women of her age, Alhaja Ajah as she is fondly called by her fellow members at the Saints Gospel Church of Christ Hand of Fire, Ago along Igando-Ikotun Road, Lagos had entered menopause. Some derisively call it meno-stop!

After being married for about 30 years and with no fruit to show for her conjugal labour, she had lost all hopes of ever having a baby but for her new found faith.

Five years earlier, the 52 year old business woman had been introduced to a new faith by a friend who had watched as she struggled desperately and in despair but in vain for a child.

Prior to this, it had been one long struggle filled with anguish, fears, tears, humiliation and even desperation.

According to Alhaja, she had visited all known hospitals and medical practitioners both orthodox and unconventional, local and foreign all to no avail.

It was after she had reached menopause and lost hope that she decided to heed her friend's advice of seeking further spiritual help at a particular worship centre where she worships currently.

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Originally posted on December 5th, 2010.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies, by Randine Lewis. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 21, 2005)-The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies
by Randine Lewis

-- Infertility affects one out of six couples today.

Dr. Lewis presents a groundbreaking alternative approach to infertility, explaining how she used traditional Chinese medicine to treat her own infertility, successfully conceiving and giving birth to two children.

In Lewis's experience, women who have undergone three to six months of the dietary changes, herbs and acupuncture treatments become pregnant with no further effort.

Lewis intersperses her somewhat technical examination of the program with anecdotes about her patients, weaving in discussions on diet, herbal supplements, acupuncture, older women and problems related to infertility.

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Image: Rachel Dratch, 44 - MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY IMAGESApril 2, 2012 - You may know Rachel Dratch as Debbie Downer from her stint on Saturday Night Live or for her cameos on 30 Rock...

But the 46-year-old comedian has more stories to tell than the standard ex-SNL-er's behind-the-scenes yarns.

There was this crazy twist that happened in my life and I thought maybe I should start writing about this, she says.

Dratch, at 43 years old, after having given up on the idea of being married with kids someday, unexpectedly got pregnant and decided to make that midlife miracle, as she calls it, the centerpiece of her book.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Metro.us
Read more: Rachel Dratch: To SNL and back
Originally posted in April 2, 2012.


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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)pixel
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 bestsellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler - are truly having their moment.

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