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‘Midlife moms’ seek more respect from society

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, December 08, 2015 | 0 comments

Image: Midlife moms seek more respect from societyThat mature lady sitting on the playground bench beaming at her toddler may have some gray hair, but don’t call her "grandma."

She may well be a member of America’s fastest-growing fertility group: mothers 40 and older.

And if she is one of these "midlife moms," she would appreciate a little more respect.

No observer, for instance, can know what Kelli Suchy and her husband went through to become parents.

"It wasn’t a choice on my part" to marry at 39, endure six in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, lose two pregnancies, and then finally adopt at age 45, said Mrs. Suchy, founder of ParentingByAdoption.com.

Angel La Liberte, who entered "babyland" when she was 41 and again at age 44, created AChildAfter40.com to "tell the truth about motherhood after 40."

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on WashingtonTimes.com
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Originally posted on May 5, 2011.


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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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