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When I’m 64 – I’ll have my first child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: When I'm 64 – I'll have my first child. Photo Credit: BLICK/Siggi Bucher
Photo Credit: © BLICK/Siggi Bucher
A pensioner from Canton Aargau has given birth to her first child – at the age of 64.

This makes her the oldest mother in Switzerland.

Mother and daughter, who is now four-and-a-half months old, are both well and on Tuesday, appeared on the front page of Swiss tabloid Blick.

The woman, whose husband is 60, had a miscarriage when she was 61, and three years later decided to try again.

According to Blick, she went for an examination in Italy and then traveled to Russia where she received an egg from a donor. This is illegal in both Switzerland and Italy.

When you harbour a wish so deeply, you must fulfill it, said the proud mother in the video.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on
Read more: When I'm 64 – I'll have my first child
Originally posted on December 7, 2010

Image: First Baby After 30 . . . or 40: What to Expect When You're 30-Something or More, Dr Penny Stanway. Publisher: Orion Publishing; illustrated edition edition (October 1, 1999)First Baby After 30 . . . or 40:
What to Expect When You're 30-Something or More
by Dr Penny Stanway

-- Increasing numbers of women are having their first baby after 40, and with modern technology, the age at which women can have children is rising further still.

Although books on pregnancy and childbirth abound, a woman having her first child after the age of 30 or even 40 has special needs and concerns which are different from those of younger women.

This book looks at the pros and cons of having a first child later in life, discusses how to avoid or minimize the potential problems, and offers guidance on looking after yourself and your baby.

And because older women considering pregnancy are more likely than younger ones to think about life after the baby, it also takes a good look at family planning.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 128 pages
Click to order/for more info: First Baby After 30 . . . or 40

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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 our 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 there will be no more babies in our house.

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