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

Pregnancy and home birth at 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 1 comments

Image: Cradled Infant 2 by Garrison PhotographyMarta Becker of Vancouver says she had a complication-free pregnancy and home birth at 44 years old.

Before her unexpected pregnancy, Ms. Becker says, she was absorbed by her career and rarely gave motherhood much thought.

The birth of a son almost 10 months ago altered the course of her life, as well as her relationship with a man 11 years younger, she says. Although they were happy together, they had no long-term commitment, so the pregnancy definitely made a big impact.

Her partner, a full-time student, was stunned by the news, she adds, but he quickly adjusted to fatherhood after the baby was born. He's crazy in love with this kid.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on
Read more: Oopsy baby - I'm too old to get pregnant
Originally posted on September 20, 2009.

Photo Credit: Cradled Infant 2 by Garrison Photography, by Ben Earwicker, of Garrison Photography, Boise, ID
All rights reserved

Image: Empty Womb, Aching Heart: Hope and Help for Those Struggling With Infertility, by Marlo Schalesky . Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (May 1, 2001)Empty Womb, Aching Heart: Hope and Help for Those Struggling With Infertility
by Marlo Schalesky

-- Contains frank and emotionally resonate stories from both men and women facing the struggle of infertility.

Mother's Day is not a joyful occasion for all women, particularly those who would like to have children but cannot.

Marlo Schalesky's Empty Womb, Aching Heart: Hope and Help for Those Struggling with Infertility does for Christian women what Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin's Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss did for Jewish women: provide comfort and camaraderie in the face of infertility and pregnancy loss.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 188 pages
Click to order/for more info: Empty Womb, Aching Heart
Find it on Amazon: US | Canada | UK

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comStart reading Empty Womb, Aching Heart 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.

• Follow us on Twitter, join the conversation on our Facebook page, circle us on Google+, follow our pins on Pinterest.

More "Pregnancy Over 40" blogs to visit:
Life Begins... - Pregnancy stories of loss, hope and help
Pregnancy Stories by Age - Daily blog of hope and inspiration!
You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's - Sharing articles, discussing options and suggestions
Stories of Pregnancy and Birth over 44 - sharing news stories I find online, for inspiration!



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


  1. Anonymous says:

    I would love to read how long it took the women to conceive a viable pregnancy?

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