Amazon.com lists over 11,000 items under the search term "fertility"

Alice Eve Cohen, pregnant at 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Image: Unscripted Upheaval, Starring Herself
Told at age 30 that she was infertile, Alice Eve Cohen became pregnant at 44 years old.

But her pregnancy was misdiagnosed by doctors as everything from menopause to a possible cancerous tumor.

Finally an emergency CAT scan revealed that she was six months pregnant.

In the ensuing days, various disastrous outcomes were forecast for her baby if she went ahead with the pregnancy.

On Dec. 13, 1999, Eliana (her name is Hebrew for "My God has answered me") was born.

"I feel passionately pro-choice," she added. "Having that choice, at that terrible, pivotal moment, paved the way for a beautiful choice. I no longer felt like a prisoner; I could accept the uncertainties of what lay ahead."

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on NYtimes.com
Read more: Unscripted Upheaval, Starring Herself

Photo credit: The New York Times Company
All rights reserved


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir, by Alice Eve Cohen. Publisher: Viking Adult (July 9, 2009)What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir
by Alice Eve Cohen
--A personal and medical odyssey beyond anything most women would believe possible

At age forty-four, Alice Eve Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she was engaged to an inspiring man, joyfully raising her adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Alice tells her fiancé that she's never been happier. And then the stomach pains begin.

In her unflinchingly honest and ruefully witty voice, Alice nimbly carries us through her metamorphosis from a woman who has come to terms with infertility to one who struggles to love a heartbeat found in her womb - six months into a high-risk pregnancy.

What I Thought I Knew is a page-turner filled with vivid characters, humor, and many surprises and twists of fate. With the suspense of a thriller and the intimacy of a diary, Cohen describes her unexpected journey through doubt, a broken medical system, and the hotly contested terrain of motherhood and family in today's society. Timely and compelling, What I Thought I Knew will capture readers of memoirs such as Eat, Pray, Love; The Glass Castle; and A Three Dog Life.


Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 208 pages
Click to order/for more info: What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir
Find it on Amazon: US | Canada | UK


Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comStart reading What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir on your Kindle in under a minute!
Find it on Amazon: US | Canada | UK

Don't have a Kindle?
Get your Kindle here: US | Canada | UK , or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.






• Follow us on Twitter, join the conversation on our Facebook page, circle us on Google+, follow our pins on Pinterest.

More "Pregnancy Over 40" blogs to visit:
Life Begins... - Pregnancy stories of loss, hope and help
Pregnancy Stories by Age - Daily blog of hope and inspiration!
You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's - Sharing articles, discussing options and suggestions
Stories of Pregnancy and Birth over 44 - sharing news stories I find online, for inspiration!





Category:

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.

Find Catherine on Google+ - Circle us on Google+ - Join us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter

0 comments

WE LOVE COMMENTS!
Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

NOTE: Comments are moderated - just to stop the spambots - and so may take up to a few hours to be approved.

Catherine reserves the right to review, edit, refuse or delete any comment.

Popular Posts