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Shocks doctors by falling pregnant at 54 - NATURALLY

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 2 comments

Image: Exceptional case: Giovanni Ciardi, with partner Bruno Paoli, is pregnant at 54

MAY 2010 - A 54-year-old Italian woman has amazed doctors and herself by falling pregnant naturally.

Hospital worker Giovanni Ciardi is one of only a handful of women to have become pregnant without medical treatment in their 50s.

Doctors have described her as an exceptional case.

Mrs. Ciardi is 15 weeks pregnant.

She is due to give birth to a girl in November - by which time she will be 55 years old.

She already has a 23-year-old daughter called Veronica through her first marriage.

Mrs Ciardi said: Back in January I missed a period and I thought well my menopause must have arrived but when I began to feel nausea and have an upset tummy I went to the doctor.

He just smiled and said: "Your symptoms have nothing to do with the menopause - you're pregnant.

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Originally posted on May 15, 2010.

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by Rachel Dratch

-- Her career at a low point, Rachel Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanish - and dating.

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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. Unknown says:

    This is so amazing, nothing can stop the hand of the Almighty GOD! Bless you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I too think it is absolutly wonderful that this mom got pregnant at her age! I too am 54 and have beed trying for awhile hoping for that miracle too. I do have a 17 yr old son but have always tried for more. I have had 4 miscarriages. Two before my son and two after. Once again CONGRADULATIONS!

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