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Collette Dinnigan, Pregnant at 46

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, August 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Collette Dinnigan, Pregnant at 46Collette Dinnigan, who is expecting a baby boy at the age of 46, wants to warn other women not to leave pregnancy too late.

The fashion designer has revealed in an interview in The Sun-Herald's Sunday Life magazine that she and her husband underwent several years of IVF treatments, which resulted in much heartache.

"There's a perception out there that so many fabulous Hollywood stars in their 40s are having children," she says.

Dinnigan turns 47 next month, and the baby is due in November.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Inconceivable: A Woman's Triumph over Despair and Statistics, by Julia Indichova. Publisher: Three Rivers Press (October 9, 2001)-Inconceivable: A Woman's Triumph over Despair and Statistics
by Julia Indichova

-- A memoir of hope for the thousands of women struggling with infertility, from one who beat the odds by simply tuning in to her body and tapping her well of sheer determination.

At a time when more and more women are trying to get pregnant at increasingly advanced ages, fertility specialists and homeopathic researchers boast endless treatment options.

But when Julia Indichova made the rounds of medical doctors and nontraditional healers, she was still unable to conceive a child.

It was only when she forsook their financially and emotionally draining advice, turning inward instead, that she finally met with reproductive success. Inconceivable recounts this journey from hopeless diagnoses to elated motherhood.

Anyone who has faced infertility will relate to Julia's desperate measures: acupuncture, unidentifiable black-and-white pellets, herb soup, foul-smelling fruit, even making love on red sheets.

Five reproductive endocrinologists told her that there was no documented case of anyone in her hormonal condition getting pregnant, forcing her to finally embark on her own intuitive regimen.

After eight caffeine-free, nutrient-rich, yoga-laden months, complemented by visualization exercises, Julia received amazing news; incredibly, she was pregnant.

Nine months later she gave birth to a healthy girl.

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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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