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Life is about to get a little crazier for a Melbourne mom. The 48-year-old woman, who already has more than 10 children at home, is due to give birth any day to quintuplets.

In what could almost be unbelievable, the mom-to-be conceived the five babies naturally!

Doctors pin the chances of conceiving quintuplets naturally about one in 55 million, possibly higher for a woman over the age of 45.
Fertility naturally declines and to conceive spontaneously after the age of 45 is particularly uncommon, and to have a multiple pregnancy after the age of 45 is particularly uncommon, Obstetrician Dr Len Kilman told the Seven Network.
The mom, who does not want to be identified, is in her 29th week of pregnancy and is expected to give birth at the Monash Medical Centre.

A team of more than 30 are expected to be assembled when the time comes to deliver the five babies.

Margaret Pitts, a mom of 12 children, predicts a very busy road ahead for the quintuplets' mum.
Good luck to her, I wouldn't like to have five, twins was bad enough, she said.
Margaret, who has three sets of twins, told Seven News the financial cost of raising the children will be overwhelming. Just for diapers the estimated annual cost will top $5,500 for five babies.

At mealtime, Margaret says the quintuplets' mom may require a few extra helping hands.
There's always ways you do it with twins, but I don't know with five, Margaret said. I'm not sure how you'd do that… you'd have to have a couple of extra hands all the time.
When they arrive the babies will be the first set of quintuplets born in Victoria in three decades.

Source: Melbourne supermum pregnant with quintuplets without IVF


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Fertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome In-fertility, by Angela C. Wu, Katherine Anttila, Betsy Brown. Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (September 5, 2006)Fertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome In-fertility
-- At Wu's Healing Center in San Francisco, miracles are happening.

Women and their partners come to the clinic--often from across the country -- to fulfill a passionately held yet fragile dream: to conceive and deliver the healthy baby that mainstream doctors have told them they cannot have.

Using traditional Chinese medical techniques, sometimes integrated with Western fertility treatments, Dr. Angela Wu is helping these couples experience the miracle of birth.

At a time when one in five U.S. couples is struggling with fertility problems, this practical and uplifting volume, filled with the inspirational stories of Dr. Wu's grateful patients, will be a godsend.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you…

Inspiration received…

I am 47 years old, and surprised to be pregnant!

My 16 and 17 year old daughters are thrilled, but a bit nervous for me…

The father of this baby wants no part of this.

He just told me, and I have been reeling for a few days…

But your stories have touched me, offers hope and stability…
Thank you.

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One of my best friends just told me she is 13 weeks pregnant with her ninth child.

She is 45 years old, and will be 46 years old when the baby is born.

Her youngest is 6 years old!

She thought she was done! - Tammy


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Baby Next Time, by Nicole Klieff. Publisher: AuthorHouse UK DS (August 19, 2008)Baby Next Time
by Nicole Klieff

-- Based on a true-life account of a woman's discovery of infertility at the age of 35.

This is a compelling roller-coaster insight to the world of IVF exposing treatments and emotions over a nine year span.

Written with humor on such a dark and taboo subject of pregnancy loss and infertility this honest account is directed to the many across the world in a similar predicament.

The book is written in the hope that people will pursue to seek out the reasons for the most common complaint of unexplained infertility.

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Image: Rebekah Brooks - baby by surrogate motherRebekah Brooks welcomed her new baby girl, Scarlett Anne Mary Brooks, who was born yesterday in a surrogate birth, weighing 6lb 1oz.

The surrogate mum, who wishes to remain anonymous, gave birth to baby Scarlett at 37 weeks.

Rebekah, 43, and her husband, ex-racehorse trainer Charlie Brooks, 48, spent years trying to conceive naturally before deciding to use a surrogate mum.

The couple are said to be overjoyed with the birth of their first child.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction, by Susan Markens. Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2007)Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction
by Susan Markens

-- Susan Markens takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front--surrogate motherhood--in a book that illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States.

In an innovative analysis of legislative responses to surrogacy in the bellwether states of New York and California, Markens explores how discourses about gender, family, race, genetics, rights, and choice have shaped policies aimed at this issue.

She examines the views of key players, including legislators, women's organizations, religious groups, the media, and others.

In a study that finds surprising ideological agreement among those with opposing views of surrogate motherhood, Markens challenges common assumptions about our responses to reproductive technologies and at the same time offers a fascinating picture of how reproductive politics shape social policy.

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Cynthia Nixon, 44, Welcomes a SonFebruary 8, 2011 - It's a boy for Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni!

Marinoni gave birth to the couple's son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, on Monday, Feb. 7, Nixon's rep confirms.

Christine and baby are doing great, her rep tells PEOPLE.

Nixon, 44, and Marinoni, 43, began dating in 2004 and announced their engagement in 2009. The Sex and the City star has two children, Samantha, 14, and Charles, 8, from her previous relationship with teacher Danny Mozes.

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Image: The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself from Pre-conception through Birth, by Rachel Pepper. Publisher: Cleis Press; 2nd edition (September 23, 2005)The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself from Pre-conception through Birth
by Rachel Pepper

-- Covers everything you need to make the thrilling and challenging journey to motherhood: from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to signing the right papers on the dotted lines.

Rachel Pepper's lively, easy-to-read guide is the first place to go for up-to-date information and sage advice on everything from sex in the sixth month to negotiating family roles.

The resource section is greatly expanded, as are the sections on each trimester of pregnancy, on childbirth, and on life with a newborn.

And Pepper provides more insight into preconception planning for both single lesbians and couples.

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January 9, 2012 -- There is another baby on the way for Lisa Loeb!

The singer/author, 43 years old, and husband Roey Hershkovitz will welcome their second child in June, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

I grew up with a big family, so I'm excited for Lyla to have a sibling! Loeb tells PEOPLE.

The couple, who wed in 2009, are already parents to daughter Lyla Rose, 2 years old.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood, by Elizabeth Gregory. Publisher: Basic Books (December 25, 2007)
Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood
by Elizabeth Gregory

-- Over the past three decades, skyrocketing numbers of women have chosen to start their families in their late thirties and early forties.

In 2005, ten times as many women had their first child between the ages of 35 and 39 as in 1975, and thirteen times as many had their first between 40 and 44.

Women now have the option to define for themselves when they're ready for family, rather than sticking to a schedule set by social convention.

As a society, however, we have yet to come to terms with the phenomenon of later motherhood, and women who decide it makes sense for them to delay pregnancy often find themselves confronted with alarmist warnings about the dangers of waiting too long.

In Ready, Elizabeth Gregory tracks the burgeoning trend of new later motherhood and demonstrates that for many women today, waiting for family works best.

She provides compelling evidence of the benefits of having children later -- by birth or by adoption.

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Image: Pregnancy Miracle, by Lisa Olsen
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I have no words to express my gratitude!

I have fought with infertility issues for more than a decade.

My Gyn told a year ago that one of my tubes was blocked, and had insisted that IVF was the only option left for me.

I was desperate and terrified due to my relatively advanced age and the two ovarian cysts that were giving me hell, that I would be childless.

My husband and I decided we will keep on fighting as I have read many awful stories about the side effects, the low success rates and pain involved with the IVF procedure so we kept looking for a natural alternative.

We almost gave up and then I found your Pregnancy Miracle website and emailed you for guidance BEFORE I bought your program.

You were so supportive and kind that I immediately ordered your book and started the program along with my husband who had poor sperm motility (an issue that your program addressed as well).

After two months of trying I got pregnant with my first baby boy.

With one blocked tube and two ovarian cysts, I think this is nothing short of a miracle!

-- Dorothy Macleod, April, 2010


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: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban welcome their new baby, thanks to a secret surrogate mum
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January 18, 2011 - Nicole Kidman, 44 years old, and husband Keith Urban have surprised celebrity fans by announcing they have become parents again!

The couple, who already have two-year-old daughter Sunday Rose, used a surrogate to have a second baby, reports the Daily Mail.

The baby girl, named Faith Margaret, was born last month in Nashville.

The couple did not reveal they were expecting during the pregnancy, and have not commented on their reasons for using a surrogate.

Sunday Rose was born to Nicole two years ago without the use of a gestational carrier (Nicole's term for the surrogate mum), but Nicole and Keith have confirmed they are the biological parents of the new arrival.

Read more: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban welcome their new baby, thanks to a secret surrogate mum


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction, by Susan Markens. Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2007)Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction
by Susan Markens

-- Susan Markens takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front--surrogate motherhood--in a book that illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States.

In an innovative analysis of legislative responses to surrogacy in the bellwether states of New York and California, Markens explores how discourses about gender, family, race, genetics, rights, and choice have shaped policies aimed at this issue.

She examines the views of key players, including legislators, women's organizations, religious groups, the media, and others.

In a study that finds surprising ideological agreement among those with opposing views of surrogate motherhood, Markens challenges common assumptions about our responses to reproductive technologies and at the same time offers a fascinating picture of how reproductive politics shape social policy.

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I am 45 years old, and I am 20 weeks pregnant from a natural, unassisted pregnancy.

I was surprised by this pregnancy since I have had failed IVFs [In Vitro Fertilization], IUIs [Intrauterine insemination], and numerous miscarriages from natural pregnancies.

After all of my misfortune trying to conceive with my own eggs, I did a donor egg cycle and became pregnant.

I have a beautiful baby close to a year old from my donor cycle.

My baby is the joy of my life, and could not be more my own.

I resisted donor egg for so long, and it turned out to be the greatest gift I have ever received.

When I became pregnant naturally, I was terrified and certain I would miscarry yet again.

I had a CVS [chorionic villus sampling] done, and was shocked when it came back normal.

I will be keeping everything crossed until this baby is born, even though it is looking good.

I will be 46 years old when I deliver.

This new baby on the way is another gift, and one I am still quite in shock about receiving!


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock, by Cara Birrittieri. Publisher: Career Press (May 26, 2009)What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock
by Cara Birrittieri

-- Until now, there has been little practical advice on what women can do about ticking biological clocks.

What Every Woman Should Know About Her Biological Clock is the first book to explore a woman's reproductive life span completely, from beginning to end.

Based on Cara Birrittieri's own experience of running up against a slowing biological clock, she shows women for the first time how to tell what time it is with a simple blood test that gives them a peek at the state of their ovaries.

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Image: Newborn Innocence Love, by StockSnap on Pixabay
I have just got back from my two weekly trip to my Chinese doctor in London.

She ONLY deals with fertility issues.

Her whole practice is geared to helping patients to try to get pregnant.

One of her nurses told me they currently have a 52 year old patient, who was 12 weeks pregnant.

I said oh must be DE [donor egg], but they assured me NO, it was not and it was her own eggs!

Amazing!

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Image: Air Force nurse earns confidences of native Alaskan patients | Operation Arctic Care
I have a family member who is a medical doctor for Indian Health Service.

She serves indigent Native American women.

I can tell you these women are not spending 30K to do donor egg.

Nor are they traveling to Spain and the Ukraine for bargain basement DE cycles (something they still wouldn't be able to afford!)

She said it is not uncommon at all to have women between 44 and 52 years old, delivering a baby.

Of course, they are not the majority; the majority of women who deliver babies are in their twenties.

Certainly fertility declines with age, and no one is arguing that.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood, by Elizabeth Gregory. Publisher: Basic Books (December 25, 2007)
Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood
by Elizabeth Gregory

-- Over the past three decades, skyrocketing numbers of women have chosen to start their families in their late thirties and early forties.

In 2005, ten times as many women had their first child between the ages of 35 and 39 as in 1975, and thirteen times as many had their first between 40 and 44.

Women now have the option to define for themselves when they're ready for family, rather than sticking to a schedule set by social convention.

As a society, however, we have yet to come to terms with the phenomenon of later motherhood, and women who decide it makes sense for them to delay pregnancy often find themselves confronted with alarmist warnings about the dangers of waiting too long.

In Ready, Elizabeth Gregory tracks the burgeoning trend of new later motherhood and demonstrates that for many women today, waiting for family works best.

She provides compelling evidence of the benefits of having children later -- by birth or by adoption.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 336 pages
Click to order/for more info: Ready - US | CDN | UK

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