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Is everything you thought about older mothers WRONG?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 0 comments

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Here's a little quiz for you...

What did the following famous women do at the ages given:
Arlene Philips, 47; Jane Seymour, 44; Christie Brinkley, 44; Bridget Jones author Helen Fielding, 48?

Some form of cosmetic surgery, perhaps? Divorce, maybe?

No, that's the age at which they gave birth.

And this week Carla Bruni joined the number of high‑profile older mums when she had her daughter at the age of 43 — not, perhaps, as unusual as Cherie Blair giving birth to baby Leo at 45 years old, but still old enough to raise a few eyebrows.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on
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Originally posted on October 21, 2011.

Image: You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother, by Judith Newman. Publisher: Miramax (April 21, 2004)You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
by Judith Newman

-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold, or some equally scary large number and Newman is the first to write a book telling what it's really like when a trip to the drugstore entails the purchase of both diaper cream and wrinkle cream; when getting your shots means both immunization and Botox.

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage—and to the spirit when even the most sought-after baby comes.

Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman—whatever her age—who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 320 pages
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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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