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Children are my joy and salvation at 68

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: My children are my joy and my salvation says 68-year old IVF mother of twinsOctober 5, 2012 - Janet Maslin-Bosher’s twins turned ten a fortnight ago and the celebrations were predictably lively.

She bought them matching scooters, chased along beside them as they rode them, prepared a birthday tea and took them to the theatre.

The festivities would have taxed the most youthful of parents — but at 68, Janet was exhausted.

The children are my life and of course I wouldn't be without them. But 58 is old to become a mum. There should be a cut-off age for IVF treatment and 50 is sensible, she says.

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Originally published on October 5, 2012

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Image: You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother, by Judith Newman. Publisher: Miramax (April 21, 2004)pixel
You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
by Judith Newman

-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold, or some equally scary large number, and Newman is the first to write a book that tells what it's really like when a trip to the drugstore entails the purchase of both diaper cream and wrinkle cream; when getting your shots means both immunization and Botox.

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage—and to the spirit, when even the most sought-after baby comes.

Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman—whatever her age—who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 320 pages
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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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