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No reason why a healthy woman over 40 should not be able to have a baby

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, February 08, 2007 | 0 comments

There is no reason why a healthy woman over the age of 40, who is having regular periods and who is otherwise in excellent health, should not be able to have a baby. These women should be encouraged, not discouraged, especially since they will undoubtedly provide the strong foundations that a child needs in order to develop into a delightful young person.

There are too many children in the world who are unwanted and unloved - often born to young parents - so maybe all the people who are opposed to older parents should refocus their sights on those neglected children.

Brian MB ChB, PhD, FRCOG, UK

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"The popular misconception that a woman's fertility suddenly drops off the edge of a cliff when she reaches 35 is greatly exaggerated."
- Spokeswoman for the Family Planning Association

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After many years of trying, and being inspired by Julia's book [Inconceivable] and all of your stories, my husband and I are finally pregnant. Our endocrinologist told us it would be a miracle if we ever achieved a pregnancy on our own. Shows you what they know! The baby is due in February. I turn 45 in August. It can happen! - Acacia

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Carol - 46 (almost) 5 weeks 3 days
What contributed to my success: I think the Mayan massage was very useful. I also think having a few chiropractic adjustments was helpful because I found that one hip was rotated forward -- and perhaps was throwing everything "out of whack."

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On the last phone circle, Julia told us about a 46 year old client who is now pregnant! Success stories like this help me know it CAN happen, and they help with the emotionally tough times.

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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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