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Caren Chesler, mom at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 16, 2019 | 0 comments

Image: Bio: An award-winning journalist, Caren Chesler has spent half her 25-year career as a general news reporter and the other half covering business

We had Eddie late in life. Bruce is 52 and I’m 48 years old.

The funny thing is, I expected people to think we were his grandparents.

Instead, I'll see people my age with a child and assume they're the parents.

I took a long time to get engaged, to get married and to come around to the idea of having children.

Image: The Dancing Egg — An IVF Story for the Over 40 CrowdFor a long time, I thought I didn't want any. I changed my mind.

But by that time, my body had gone to seed, like a stalk of dill, or parsley. Yellowed. Spent.

So at 45 years old, I decided to try in vitro fertilization.

My first attempt was with eggs generously donated by my sister. It didn't work.

So at 46 years old, I tried again – this time with eggs from a 20-year old ballerina.

By veteran journalist, Caren Chesler, mother at 47, author of the blog:
The Dancing Egg — An IVF Story for the Over 40 Crowd.

Image: Fertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome In-fertility, by Angela C. Wu, Katherine Anttila, Betsy Brown. Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (September 5, 2006)Fertility 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.

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 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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