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Ellie Stonely, mom at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: Ellie Stonely, mom at 47While that may not seem anything exciting in itself, people have babies all the time, to me it's a huge, huge thing.

I'm 47 years old, which makes me positively ancient in new mother terms, that's the point, my baby is my first and probably only baby.

People do have children late but rarely first children this late. I have been very lucky indeed.

After years of trying to conceive, after several miscarriages, one particularly sad, my father dying, my body starting to do horrid things to itself due to an auto immune condition and all sorts of up and downs with work (the dot com boomed then bust) I finally fell pregnant in May of 2011 after traveling to Alicante in Southern Spain to have IVF [in vitro fertilization] treatment.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Cambridge-News.co.uk
Read more: A tiny bundle of Hope
Originally posted in 2010


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Couple's Guide To In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need To Know To Maximize Your Chances Of Success, by Liza Charlesworth. Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1 edition (May 4, 2004)-
The Couple's Guide To In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need To Know To Maximize Your Chances Of Success
by Liza Charlesworth

-- Despite the fact that it is an expensive, complex, emotionally draining, and often last-ditch fertility treatment, there are now over 250,000 couples who consider in vitro fertilization (IVF) every year; more than 125,000 couples decide to undergo it.

While dry, clinical information is available, there is a gaping need for sisterly advice from someone who's been through the process herself.

From evaluating care and preparing for the complicated process to understanding egg retrieval and embryo transfer; from tips on taking medications and coping with hormonal surges to dealing with the emotional aspects of the grueling IVF process, Liza Charlesworth's The Couple's Guide to In Vitro Fertilization offers knowing, sensitive counsel.

Full of hard-won personal wisdom and the most up-to-date medical information explained in layman's terms, this invaluable guide is sure to become recommended reading for couples trying to conceive and their families alike.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 312 pages
Click to order/for more info: The Couple's Guide To In Vitro Fertilization






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Catherine

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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