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Mom Builds Business Out Of Near Tragedy

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: Julie Howard, It's A Preemie Thing: Mom Builds Business Out Of Near Tragedy
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Julie Howard, owner of It's a Preemie Thing, had waited her whole life to have a baby.

Almost immediately after getting married at age 39, the 16-year Army major underwent multiple rounds of in vitro fertilization.

My husband and I laughed that we are both so stubborn that our bodies are, too, and we just couldn't get pregnant, Howard said.

They had actually told us on the last round of IVF that they wouldn't try again if that round didn't work.

But it did, and Howard finally got pregnant at age 41. When she found out, she said, I burst out crying. I was thrilled.

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Image: Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation, by Ellen Sarasohn, Evelina Weidman Sterling. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (January 15, 2012)Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation
by Ellen Sarasohn, Evelina Weidman Sterling

-- A comprehensive book for people considering parenthood through donated ova, and those supporting them.

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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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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