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Medical Intervention Helps 51y Become Mom

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 0 comments

Saroj Naik's world collapsed in 2009 when her gynecologist told her that she was menopausal and could never conceive.

Although she had already had four miscarriages, 51-year-old Saroj and her husband Satyawan, 54, who reside at Merces, never lost hope and prayed for the gift of a child.

Their prayers seemed to have been answered when, through the method of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), Saroj was able to conceive again. The couple's elation knew no bounds when she ultimately gave birth to a healthy baby girl on February 10.

Their joy doubled when they were informed that Saroj was the oldest woman in the state to have had a successful post-menopausal delivery with the help of IVF.

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The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4
-- Whatever your age, becoming a mum for the first time brings with it excitement, anxiety and numerous challenges. 

But how do you cope when, to top it all, you discover you are old enough to be the mother of everyone else in your NCT group? 

The story of one woman, one new baby, a slipped disc and rather too many wrinkles, "The Secret Diary of a New Mum (Aged 43 1/4)" follows the tale of a midlife mum as she tries to make the transition from experienced TV producer to utterly inexperienced parent. 

One in five babies is born to a mum over 35, and the number of over 40s giving birth has doubled.

The first humorous narrative account of what it's really like to be a midlife mum - whether it's deftly side-stepping any questions about age and baby number two or weeping as younger counterparts ping back into their size ten jeans within thirty seconds of giving birth - this is the thoroughly entertaining, insightful and often hilarious account of what happens as you face up to menopause and new motherhood at the same time.

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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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