lists over 8,000 items under the search term "fertility"

New Mom-to-Be Faces Changes

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: New baby, by P.Cutler, on Flickr
The Miami Herald - April 11, 2004

My doctor says what I thought was the beginning of menopause, is actually the beginning of a child.

I am pregnant at 48 years old.

My youngest child is in college.

After much thought, my husband and I have decided to have this baby.

I must admit I am thrilled (and surprised), but I am also scared to death.

I've forgotten everything.

Any hints for this new old mom-to-be?

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Miami Herald
(Unfortunately the link is broken and I was unable to find the story again)
Originally posted on April 11, 2004.

Image: The Belated Baby: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility, by Kelly James-Enger and Jill S. Browning. Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (May 1, 2008)The Belated Baby: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility
by Kelly James-Enger and Jill S. Browning

-- Infertility is a mind-set and that every woman who experiences infertility is forever changed, even when she eventually has the child she yearned for.

When many women who have gone through fertility treatments describe their experience, they say it abused their soul.

The experience may have also hurt their relationship with their husband and sometimes permanently altered relationships with their extended families.

Studies show that even after the desperation of infertility subsides, emotional wounds still fester and an asterisk accompanies her bundle of joy.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 242 pages
Click to order/for more info: The Belated Baby



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.

Find Catherine on Facebook - Follow me on Twitter


Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

NOTE: Comments are moderated - just to stop the spambots - and so may take up to a few hours to be approved.

Catherine reserves the right to review, edit, refuse or delete any comment.

Popular Posts