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Oops! baby at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 1 comments

Image: Oops! babies pose challenge to parents and siblings
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On Father's Day 2007, over pancakes at IHOP, Doris and Randy Worcester broke the news to their daughters, ages 15, 12 and 9 years old...

Their family was about to have a new addition.

No, it wasn't a new bathroom or bedroom or a new car, the girls discovered.

Instead, in just about five months, they would have a new baby brother.

It was a stunning shock when we found out, Randy said. There was a nine-year gap there.

Randy and Doris had found themselves, at ages 45 and 44, the parents-to-be of an unplanned child, or what some refer to as an Accidental or Oops! baby.

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Originally posted on November 9, 2008.

Image: Test Tubes and Testosterone (Male Infertility), by Michael Saunders. Publisher: Nell James Publishers (May 6, 2011)Test Tubes and Testosterone (Male Infertility)
by Michael Saunders

-- What do you need to make a baby? A willing partner? A good sense of timing?

Some wine maybe? A nice meal and some amorous music? Not always.

There are times when all the romance (and luck) just simply will not do.

In those times, what you need is a specimen pot, a heap of drugs, so many ultra-sound scans that your wife or partner begins to glow in the dark and an unfeasibly large amount of tea.

Providing a rare yet enlightening male perspective on the world of IVF, Test tubes and testosterone is one man's experience of infertility and the IVF journey he embarked on with his wife in order to start a family.

Told with humor, wit, and insight, this book sheds light on issues that can be hard to discuss even with the closest of friends or relatives, making it a valuable book for anyone contemplating or going through IVF.

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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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  1. Anonymous says:

    My one brother-in-law age 56 has a young brother age 36. Both their parents are dead; so the occasional times when the younger brother is together with the elder and my sister, and they meet up with a stranger my brother-in-law introduces his brother: "Hi, this this my wife and my brother. I wonder if the brother realizes he was an "oops" and how the parents talked about it with him. Did he have negative feelings? Is there, often, uneasiness toward his parents?

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