An unplanned pregnancy at 45 filled Kathleen Church with confusion, anxiety and ultimately joy.
Her daughter, Sierra was thrilled. Her son David exclaimed, "I didn't think you and Dad still did stuff like that."
When her maternity leave was over, she no longer had a job.
"By the Grace of God, what began as a crisis concluded as a family building experience. We treasure Rebecca Rose."
This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on The Spokesman-Review
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Originally posted on June 2, 1993.
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Surprise Motherhood: A Guide to Unexpected Adult Pregnancy
by Ophelia Austin-Small
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