June 18, 2009 - Even if the two digits - 54 - were reversed, Sarajean Grainson would be considered an older mom. But she'll turn 54 in July, and last month the Valley Stream woman gave birth to fraternal twins Matthew and David.
It's not so shocking anymore for a woman in her 50's to have a newborn. But the Grainson clan gathered for a news conference Thursday at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where the twins were born, because Grainson said she wanted to inspire women not to give up on the dream of carrying a baby.
I want women to know there is no biological clock. . . . It's not ticking anymore, Grainson said. A doctor brought Grainson out of menopause and combined donor eggs with her husband's sperm.
Grainson plans to stay home full-time; she joked that while other women jump from planes or go to the Caribbean in retirement, she'll joyfully spend hers raising children.
This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Newsday.com
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