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Sarah, 44, delighted by unplanned new addition

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, March 03, 2019 | 0 comments

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A study reveals 27% of pre-menopausal, 32% of peri-menopausal and 40% of post-menopausal women used no contraception at all.

Sarah Munro, 44 years old, a barrister, was one who took a laid-back approach to birth control.

As a result, she now has a five-week-old son, named Monty.

Incredibly, she was almost six months pregnant before she realized she was expecting.

Looking back, of course, it sounds ridiculous but it just didn't occur to me I could be pregnant, she says.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on
Read more: Menopausal? No, we were pregnant!
Originally posted in May 17, 2013.

Image: Making Babies the Hard Way: Living with Infertility and Treatment, by Caroline Gallup. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (May 15, 2007)Making Babies the Hard Way: Living with Infertility and Treatment
by Caroline Gallup

-- A frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment.

One in six couples worldwide seek assistance to conceive and 80 percent of couples undergoing fertility treatment are currently unsuccessful.

Writing with humor and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on her and her husband, Bruce, including feelings of bereavement for the absent child, the unavoidable sense of inadequacy and the day-to-day difficulties of financial pressure.

As well as telling her own moving story, she also offers information and guidance for others who are infertile, or who are considering or undergoing treatment.

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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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