There was definitely a pregnant pause when shocked Birmingham patient Teresa Orr found out she was about to have a baby.
The 48-year-old had gone to the doctors thinking she had started menopause rather than becoming pregnant for the first time.
Delighted parents Teresa and William Orr, of Stirchley, have celebrated the birth of surprise baby Gracie after thinking they had married too late to start a family.
We only got married two years ago and never even thought about children because we are both in our late 40s and thought it couldn’t happen, said doting dad William, a 47-year-old college lecturer at City College, in Handsworth.
We haven’t had IVF or any fertility treatments, it all happened completely naturally, so we feel very blessed. A midwife at Birmingham Women’s Hospital and an obstetrician friend of ours said it is the first time they had come across a woman getting pregnant for the first time at such a late age, they said it was very rare.
This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on BirminghamPost.net
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Originally posted on March 27, 2009
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