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Brazilian woman awaiting first baby at 61

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, January 06, 2013 | 0 comments

Brazilian woman awaiting first baby at 61When most women her age are gearing up for retirement or preparing for grandchildren, one 61-year-old woman from Brazil is set to become a first-time mother in a matter of months.

The post-menopausal woman, who doesn’t want to be named, is married to a 38-year-old man and became pregnant with a donor egg fertilized by her husband’s sperm, the Agence France-Presse reports.

She is due in November.

“I had already gone through menopause. . . My husband wanted to be a father. I wanted to be a mother, too,” the unnamed woman told O Globo newspaper Sunday. 

“I am in great health. . . and I have undergone a very thorough medical clearance.”

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Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir
by Victoria Hopewell

-- Victoria Hopewell was a forty-something divorced clinical psychologist when she met and married a longtime bachelor whose ninety-year-old parents were anxiously waiting for a grandchild.

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Her eggs were aging faster than her healthy hormones and youthful appearance would suppose.

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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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