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Jo Ann Foster: Giving birth at 53

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, March 25, 2016 | 0 comments

Image: California Woman, 53, Gives Birth to Twins
When Kemper Scott Foster arrived on the planet June 9, it didn't matter that Jo Ann, 53 years old, and her husband, Scott, had created him in a petri dish, an amalgam of Scott's sperm and another woman's egg.

It didn't matter that, days later, Jo Ann faced a complication that threatened to render Kemper Scott a motherless child.

What mattered to Jo Ann was that her baby boy was healthy and much doted upon, by his proud 53-year-old papa and his big sister, who is 21.

"How did you do it, and do you think maybe I could do it too?" a middle-aged hospital nurse wanted to know.

Finally, Jo Ann sighed. For nine months, that was the question she'd been longing to hear.

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Read more: Roanoke mom Jo Ann Foster: Giving birth at age 50
Originally published July 5/2009

Photo credit: SAM DEAN The Roanoke Times
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Image: Stay Fertile Longer: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant Now--Or Whenever You're Ready, by Mary Kittel  and Deborah Metzger. Publisher: Rodale Books (August 26, 2004)Stay Fertile Longer: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant Now--Or Whenever You're Ready
by Mary Kittel and Deborah Metzger

-- Many women today dream of having it all -- a challenging career, a satisfying personal life, a loving mate, and a baby whenever they're ready.

But there's no denying the fact that their biological clocks are ticking away.
The odds of conceiving drop by 15 to 20 percent for a woman in her early 30's and plummet to less than 50 percent when she's in her 40's.

The good news is that there are a host of natural strategies every would-be mom can use today to preserve and optimize her fertility, so that she can conceive quickly and easily when she's ready.

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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 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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