Donna McKinder was a few weeks shy of her 40th birthday when she had her first daughter, Kat, now 21 months, and 41 when she had her second daughter, Emma, now 5 1/2 months.
Mrs McKinder said that both her girls were naturally conceived, but she had considered in vitro fertilisation.
"I had a couple of miscarriages before I got pregnant with Kate. I had an appointment [for IVF] in January and I found out I was pregnant in December."
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