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Melinda Katz, NY City Councillor, mom at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 28, 2012 | 0 comments

Melinda Katz, NY City Councillor, mom at 45In 2008, at age 42 and now a six-year veteran of the City Council, Melinda Katz finally got pregnant after years of failed in-vitro fertilizations. News of the conception by a single city lawmaker made the front page, but Katz – and Guardian Angels leader Curtis Sliwa – kept their mouths shut about his role in the conception.

In 2010, Katz, now 45, decided to expand her family. Using the same batch of frozen sperm, she became pregnant with twins.

Complications in her pregnancy arose 9 weeks before her due date, and Katz was forced to have an emergency c-section. One of the twins died during the procedure, and the other was so small he fit in the palm of her hand.

Sliwa came to her aide, emotionally supporting her and his premature biological son. Katz became overwhelmed by his devotion. Now a couple, Sliwa and Katz plan to marry one day.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Fertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome In-fertilityFertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome In-fertility
-- At Wu's Healing Center in San Francisco, miracles are happening. Women and their partners come to the clinic--often from across the country-- to fulfill a passionately held yet fragile dream: to conceive and deliver the healthy baby that mainstream doctors have told them they cannot have.

Using traditional Chinese medical techniques, sometimes integrated with Western fertility treatments, Dr. Angela Wu is helping these couples experience the miracle of birth.

In this book, Dr. Wu details a proven 6-part self-care regimen that helps create the internal harmony and balance vital to conception.

Her techniques not only enhance the results and reduce the side effects of in vitro and other Western fertility treatments, they also shorten labor and speed postpartum recovery.

Babies benefit too, adopting regular sleep patterns more quickly and getting sick less frequently.

At a time when one in five U.S. couples is struggling with fertility problems, this practical and uplifting volume, filled with the inspirational stories of Dr. Wu's grateful patients, will be a godsend.

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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 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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