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Delighted at falling pregnant after 22 years

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, October 14, 2019 | 0 comments

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As Paula Lackie strokes her swollen tummy she admits she is counting the days until the arrival of her unborn baby.

In her 20s, tests revealed she could never fall pregnant naturally.

Image: Delighted at falling pregnant after 22 yearsRather than giving up on her dream of becoming a mum, Paula and her then-husband adopted two children they adore.

For most of the next two decades, she admits she secretly hoped doctors had got her diagnosis wrong, only to be left shattered each month when she failed to conceive.

And only after finally giving up hope of ever falling pregnant naturally did she discover she was expecting.

Paula, 43, of Haddington, East Lothian, said: At first I thought I must be starting the menopause.

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Image: The Long-Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility, by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer. Publisher: Jossey-Bass; Revised Edition edition (March 13, 1998)pixelThe Long-Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility
by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer

-- Parents who have wondered about the long term impact of infertility on their self-image will find the answers in this insightful book by Lois Melina, author of Raising Adopted Children and Making Sense of Adoption.

Finally, here's a book that's sensitive and responsive to the unique emotional experience of parenting after a long, arduous course of infertility diagnosis and treatment.

The Long-Awaited Stork gives you all the information, advice, and support you need to adjust to and cope with the special problems of parenting after infertility.

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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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