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

Uneventful pregnancy at 41

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: Moms over forty share their stories
When Michelle Conrad's brother and wife had their first baby, she realized she wanted a child too!

Her doctor warned of all of the difficulties she might face getting pregnant at 41, and the heightened risk of birth defects. But basically he said that since she was healthy, to just go for it!

Two months later Michelle was pregnant! Her pregnancy was uneventful: no big problems, just the usual swollen ankles, weight gain, and tiredness.

Her son was born healthy and large - just under 10 pounds. Michelle breastfed her son for 13 months, packing up her pump supplies and pumping twice a day in her office.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on MommyintheMiddle.com
Read more: Michelle Conrad: Pregnancy at 41, Then a New Life and New Career

Photo credit: © Michelle Conrad | MommyintheMiddle.com
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.







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