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Georgia Dardick, baby at 51

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, August 04, 2018 | 1 comments

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July 17, 2009 - Georgia Dardick, an advertising executive in Boynton Beach, Florida, tried to conceive via IVF [in vitro fertilization] six times, and seriously considered adoption.

But at 51 years old, she wasn't ready to let go of her desire to have a baby.

Fifty was the cutoff for my doctor, but they agreed to give us one more try, she said.

She gave birth to her daughter in January.

Dardick said she never planned to have a baby at 51 years old but feels she made the right decision, despite the judgments others may have.

The word selfish has come into my mind. But for any parent, having a child is selfish. No matter what your age is, once you have that child, you owe that child everything. I live the best, healthiest life I can.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on
Read more: Should you get pregnant if you're 50 or older?
Originally posted in July 17, 2009

Image: One Mom's Journey to Motherhood: Infertility, Childbirth Complications, and Postpartum Depression, Oh My!, by Ivy Shih Leung. Publisher: Abbott Press (November 15, 2011)One Mom's Journey to Motherhood: Infertility, Childbirth Complications, and Postpartum Depression, Oh My!
by Ivy Shih Leung

-- Author Ivy Shih Leung shares her not-so-perfect road to motherhood in this book, part memoir, and part self-help guide, reflecting lessons learned in the form of helpful tips and information to empower readers on the biological and sociological roots behind postpartum depression (PPD).

She also seeks to raise awareness of the myths of motherhood and the stigma of PPD contributing to the silent suffering of many mothers, as well as the importance of adequate social support in the early postpartum weeks.

A culmination of Ivy's frightening PPD journey and her emergence from it with a passion to learn more about perinatal mood disorders, this book is fueled with passion to help other women and their families, anger from the unnecessary suffering Ivy went through from the lack of information available to the public about PPD, her doctors' ignorance and lack of sensitivity, and public remarks like, There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance.

All of which shows there's still a long way to go in terms of educating the public about an illness that is suffered by one in eight new mothers

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 428 pages
Click to order/for more info: One Mom's Journey to Motherhood

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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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  1. Nina26 says:

    Hello, I Years ago when I worked in Chingford London, an old colleague now 76years old (born 1936) told me how his mum had him her first child at age 51 and went on to have his brother at 54years old (I think)?! He said the only draw back of growing up was as a teenager he was looking after very frail parents. :(
    nina26 London

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