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How I Boosted My Fertility Naturally at 42

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 24, 2012 | 1 comments

I had my first child shortly before turning 40 – a bouncy gorgeous boy who’s nearly four now. He was 2 years old when I felt ready to start trying for a second baby. I’d just finished writing a book on later motherhood and was keen to try out all the pre-conception measures on myself. At 42 I actually felt better and more vibrant than I did at 32. Partly thanks to a healthier diet and lifestyle.

Even though I was 42, an age where most doctors wrongly say you have a 5% chance of getting pregnant, I felt that I would have another baby. This is an important aspect because science is proving that our health is largely determined by our thoughts and emotions.

Throughout my yoga practice and meditation I focused on being strong and healthy and fertile. I told my body it was getting ready to grow a baby. And sure enough, a few months later the cyst had disappeared and I got pregnant. My second child is nine months old now and brings so much joy to my life daily. I’ll be 44 this year and still feeling broody. Maybe in a year or two I might try for a third child. I sincerely believe that as long as you’re menstruating you can get pregnant. The key to having a healthy baby is in your diet, lifestyle and mindset.

--- Claudia Spahr, traveller, yogini, author and journalist, is the brains behind the acclaimed pregnancy manual, Right Time Baby – The Complete Guide to Later Motherhood.

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Image: Right Time Baby: The Complete Guide to Later Motherhood and Pregnancy, by Claudia Spahr. Publisher: Hay House (May 1, 2011)-Right Time Baby: The Complete Guide to Later Motherhood and Pregnancy
by Claudia Spahr

-- There couldn't be a better time for motherhood than after you've explored some of your own dreams and ambitions.

Studies show later mothers to be more secure emotionally and financially than younger mothers and nearly a quarter of all women in the UK are now having babies after 35.

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It covers: preparing for pregnancy and motherhood; how to improve egg quality and prolong fertility so you can get pregnant naturally; exercises, relaxation techniques, mind-body connection for conception; how to increase your chances of success at IVF; making the most of your pregnancy, month by month; ways to avoid pregnancy loss; pregnancy yoga and natural remedies for common pregnancy ailments; how to have the best birth possible; from me to mum - adjusting to lack of sleep, relationship changes and that other job; parenting secrets and concepts from around the globe to inspire new mothers; and, the latest research in neuroscience, nutrition and psychology.

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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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  1. Congratulations Catherine. I think it is fantastic that you claimed a baby and had one, good on you.

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