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These are not my grandkids

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 0 comments

These are not my grandkidsJay and Kathy struggled with infertility for several years. When Kathy was 40, they decided to seek medical help with conceiving.

By age 45, Kathy felt her eggs were hard boiled, and that this necessitated trying in vitro fertilization.

On their third attempt Jay and Kathy Rosales, ages 50 and 45 respectively, became pregnant with triplets. It was so much fun to tell people they were pregnant and it was triplets…

Kathy's pregnancy was OK. She was placed on bed rest at home at 5 months and was in the hospital for about a month. The triplets were born at 30 weeks.

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It takes readers through the decision-making process, focusing on questions they are likely to be asking themselves, including: Are we candidates for egg donation? Will it work? How much does it cost? How do we find a donor?


How do we talk about our decision with others? How will we tell our children? Ethical questions related to egg donation are also examined: 


Can a donor truly have informed consent Is it ethically correct for donors to receive payment, and, if so, is the payment for 'time and effort' or for their eggs? 


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Catherine

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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