Amazon.com lists over 8,000 items under the search term "fertility"

Grandma had 3 children in her 40s

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: Peaceful Baby, by Alexandra / München on Pixababy
Yes, of course, it is possible there might be a few who might have stretched the truth a bit in their post, or mis-remembered the person's age.

But still, it is hard to believe nearly 3,000 people are all telling a lie, or making up a story.

Sure, maybe one or two of them made it up.

But such a small number is irrelevant.

My grandmother had 3 children in her 40s, and I grew up not believing it to be unusual at all for a woman over 40 years old to get pregnant.

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I am 45 years old, soon to be 46 years old - and I am due with my first baby on May 10th.

I went the fertility specialist route for a bit, but we only did it half-heartedly because I felt for sure there was no way I would ever get pregnant...

That I was too old, my eggs were no good, etc. But I was wrong.

I can't say I was trying at all, but I guess that's how it happens sometimes!

I just had my last ultrasound, and the baby is perfect in every way... healthy, normal and very busy!

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Last night, on the tubing slopes, I talked to a women who had her fourth child naturally at 45 years old.

Her other three children had been born over nine years prior.

She said she conceived with no problem within six months of trying.

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I happened to sit with a 49 year old woman and her five year old son.

Making idle conversation, I found out she got pregnant naturally the first month she tried to get pregnant at 43 years old.

Prior to that, she had a booming career and had always been on birth control.

Also, it was interesting to find out she is an MD [medical doctor].

Ironically, her husband thought he was infertile, because tests in his previous marriage had determined his very low sperm count was responsible for their infertility.

This was his first child.

She said this goes to show you should never quit trying...

What works for one couple may not work for another couple.

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I am 52 years old, and I have just been told I may be pregnant.

My HCG [Human chorionic gonadotropin] blood count is elevated, and I have missed my period for the last two months.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Enhancing Fertility Naturally: Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy, by Nicky Wesson. Publisher: Healing Arts Press (April 1, 1999)Enhancing Fertility Naturally: Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy
by Nicky Wesson

-- outlines ways in which you can improve your fertility through alternative therapies, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques and avoid some of the hazards associated with conventional treatments.

It discusses the most common causes of infertility and explains how to determine which therapy is most appropriate for you.

In vitro fertilization, conventional medicine's most prescribed remedy for infertility problems is expensive, dangerous, and has a success rate of only 14 percent, yet few of the one in six couples that experience infertility are aware of the effectiveness and safety provided by the wide range of alternative treatments.

Thoroughly researched and packed full of invaluable advice and tips, the book explores such therapies as acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy, and herbalism.

The author includes case histories for each of the therapies discussed, showing how the therapies helped couples overcome both primary and secondary infertility in order to have the baby they longed for.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 192 pages
Click to order/for more info: Enhancing Fertility Naturally








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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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