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Mom gave birth to twins at 50

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 08, 2013 | 0 comments

Twin brothers Justin, left, and James Westers celebrate their 30th birthday Thursday with their mother, Jolie, 80, at her home in Rives Junction. Jolie was 50 when she gave birth to her ninth and 10th children in 1981.Twins celebrate 30th birthday with Rives Junction mom who gave birth to them at age 50

Once dubbed the “super granny” in newspapers around the world for giving birth to twins at 50, now 80-year-old Jolie Westers continues to live up to the title.

Thursday night, she scurried around her Rives Junction kitchen preparing food for a birthday party. It was to be a small affair, maybe 20 to 30 people. Besides the cake, she made everything.

“We kept her young,” said James Westers, who with his twin brother Justin Westers turned 30 on Thursday.

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Originally posted on December 29, 2011.

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Inconceivable: Winning the Fertility Game, by Julia Indichova. Publisher: Adell Press; First Edition edition (1998)Inconceivable: Winning the Fertility Game
by Julia Indichova

-- One in six couples in America will experience reproductive problems. Julia Indichova and her husband were part of that statistic.

According to several fertility specialists Julia's high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) level was an indication that her body was no longer producing fertilizable eggs.

Her only chance of conceiving, they said, was in-vitro-fertilization with a donor egg.

After a futile quest for a more hopeful prognosis, Julia searched through a variety of holistic alternatives and finally decided upon a personal healing regimen.

She followed it as single-mindedly , as one would follow a doctor's prescription of antibiotics. Her daughter Adira was conceived naturally, eight months later, and was born on April 29, 1994.

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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 that 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 that there will be no more babies in our house.

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