I was still in my 20s (29 years old), when I duly brought forth my son Charlie, now 23 years old.
Two years and three months after my first baby - and by now in my early 30s - I gave birth to Alice, who will be 21 years old this month.
Soon after this my marriage broke down, and I settled into almost a decade of raising my small family as a single parent.
And then, shortly before my 44th birthday, my second husband and I celebrated the arrival of Isabel, who has just turned nine years old.
I am, in spite of my mother's misgivings, the proud mother of three children, each born in a different decade of my life.
This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on DailyMail.co.uk
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Originally posted on June 16, 2009
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