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This is one of the reasons for increasing amount of twins’ birth – a worldwide tendency to late deliveries.

A probability of birth of two and more babies increases, if a mother is older than 35 years.

(By the way, this chance increases even more after 50 years).

The matter is with age, ovulation can take place not during each cycle – and this is quite normal.

As a result, free hormones, affecting ovulation, accumulate and release during the following cycle, stimulating coming out of several ovules at once.


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Image: Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book: America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant, by Richard Marrs. Publisher: Dell (February 9, 1998)Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book: America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant
by Richard Marrs

-- A pioneer in the field of assisted reproduction, Dr. Richard Marrs has spent his life counseling couples who struggle with the pain of infertility, developing new treatments, and helping thousands to experience the wonder of birth.

Now Dr. Marrs shares his knowledge and expertise in a groundbreaking book answering all your questions, understands your concerns, and covers every aspect of fertility problems, including infertility's emotional price as well as its financial one.

Based on the latest research and technologies -- and the real-life experiences of thousands of couples -- Dr. Marrs tells you everything you need to know about getting pregnant.

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Image: Newborn Baby, by Fancycrave.com on PexelsI know personally one mother who gave birth at 46 years old.

Another good friend of mine gave birth at 45 (nearing 46 years old).

I had babies at 40 and 43 years old.

My midwife told me she delivered a 48-year-old.

My OB said she delivered a 47-year-old.

(Those don't really count as knowing personally, though.)

Oh, also my mom had her youngest at 41 years old.


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Image: Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood, by Elizabeth Gregory. Publisher: Basic Books (December 25, 2007)
Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood
by Elizabeth Gregory

-- Over the past three decades, skyrocketing numbers of women have chosen to start their families in their late thirties and early forties.

In 2005, ten times as many women had their first child between the ages of 35 and 39 as of 1975, and thirteen times as many had their first between 40 and 44 years old.

Women now have the option to define for themselves when they're ready for a family, rather than sticking to a schedule set by social convention.

As a society, however, we have yet to come to terms with the phenomenon of later motherhood, and women who decide it makes sense for them to delay pregnancy often find themselves confronted with alarmist warnings about the dangers of waiting too long.

In Ready, Elizabeth Gregory tracks the burgeoning trend of new later motherhood and demonstrates for many women today, waiting for family works best.

She provides compelling evidence of the benefits of having children later -- by birth or by adoption.

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Age doesn't mean you're too old or not.

It's all up to the way your body is.

I have some friends who have eight children, and they didn't start having them until the woman was in her mid-thirties and the father was almost 40 years old.

And, of course, they're not stopping with number eight!

Go ahead and try.

You'll only regret it if you never do.


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Image: The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally: The Latest Information On Conceiving a Healthy Baby On Your Timetable, by Christopher D. Williams. Publisher: Hyperion; 2 Rev Upd edition (November 29, 2006)The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally:
The Latest Information On Conceiving a Healthy Baby On Your Timetable
by Christopher D. Williams

-- Each year a new group of couples decides they're ready to have a baby.

One thing they all share: the desire to have a healthy baby as quickly as possible.

They've done their thinking, they've made their plans, and they want to get pregnant NOW.

Fortunately for them, renowned fertility specialist Christopher Williams, M.D., has updated his popular guide, The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally (nearly 43,000 copies sold), to include all the later findings.

Since the first edition was published in 2001, there have been significant changes in fertility research and recommendations to maximize the odds during each cycle.

The revised edition includes:
- An updated introduction
- Revised and reader-friendly figures
- Current statistics
- An examination of new products
- Up-to-date nutritional information
- New developments in all studies covered in the original book
- The latest resource and reading information
- A new chapter preparing readers for the first appointment with a fertility doctor

This book continues to be a valuable and timely resource for couples ready to start their families.

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Photo credit: Baby smiling/Bebe Riendo, by Juan Pablo Oitana
I don't believe that our eggs are old.

It just doesn't make logical sense.

There was an article posted a while back about how every cell in our body is replaced every seven years?

Does it make sense every other cell is replaced, except our eggs?

That men's sperm cells are made daily, but our eggs are stagnant?

What I think they really mean is the basis for our eggs is there from the start, but they don't start to mature until 3 months before they are needed.

So, in reality, they are only 3 months old.

What we need are healthy bodies, which haven't been exposed to a lot of chromosomal damage, and a good balance of hormones to support a pregnancy.

Then I think, as long as you are still cycling, still ovulating, and you have no other medical reasons to prevent a conception - you can get successfully pregnant - no matter how old you are.


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Image: The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies, by Randine Lewis. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 21, 2005)The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies
by Randine Lewis

-- Infertility affects one out of six couples today.

Dr. Lewis presents a groundbreaking alternative approach to infertility, explaining how she used traditional Chinese medicine to treat her own infertility, successfully conceiving and giving birth to two children.

In Lewis's experience, women who have undergone three to six months of the dietary changes, herbs and acupuncture treatments become pregnant with no further effort.

Lewis intersperses her somewhat technical examination of the program with anecdotes about her patients, weaving in discussions on diet, herbal supplements, acupuncture, older women and problems related to infertility.

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My daughter was born two months before I turned 43 years old.

Yes, I did get pregnant with my own eggs.

It's actually not that rare at all.

We've had several successful, full-term, live birth pregnancies and healthy babies here on the forum at 47 years old, and even older.

All with the mother's own eggs.



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Image: How to Get Pregnant Fast: Crucial Knowledge for Getting Pregnant, by Hillary J Lowndes. Publisher: CreateSpace (January 13, 2012)How to Get Pregnant Fast: Crucial Knowledge for Getting Pregnant
by Hillary J Lowndes

-- Discover the keys to getting giving yourself the best chances of getting pregnant.

Don't surround yourself with information about what not to do.

Instead, you can take proactive steps to make sure everything is just right.

If you feel you can't get pregnant it may be because you're not taking the right approach.

The best way to get pregnant doesn't have to be stressful.

You can take control once you learn some of the science and some of the secrets passed down through time.

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I had my first and only child at 46 years old, now I'm 49 years old.

I really wanted to have two children in a row, but the relationship fell apart - so no go.

I couldn't get pregnant no way when I was younger -- suddenly at 46 years old, I was very fertile and had my first child.

Yes, I was healthy, but I was a major coffee-drinking smoker.

I had an excellent pregnancy and an exceptionally healthy baby.


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Image: Take Charge of Your Fertility (Teach Yourself), by Heather Welford. Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton; 1 edition (September 1, 2011)Take Charge of Your Fertility (Teach Yourself)
by Heather Welford

-- Explains everything the prospective parent may need to know as they face the physical, emotional and practical challenges of trying for a baby.

It covers health issues in full, from basic biology and an explanation of fertility and cycles to outlining what supplements are useful and what isn't, and how you can maximize your chances by following a healthy diet and cutting alcohol or nicotine intake.

There are plenty of resources and guidelines for parents facing difficulties, including a guide to the medical options, and advice on how to seek further help.

It will help couples to deal with the emotional issues faced when trying for a baby, and will also give practical information on who you should tell and who you must tell, and when.

With coverage of all aspects of very early pregnancy, from do-it-yourself tests to the very first scan, it will be a useful resource which will help all prospective parents, whether looking to start or to expand their family.

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I can't relate to being an over 50 years old mom, but I'm the daughter of an over 50 mom.

I'm child number seven, arriving when my mom was 55 years old, and her second menopause baby!

Most of our nieces and nephews were older than us, except two were born within eight months of me!

My sisters said what was weird was being pregnant when Mom was, and she didn't go crazy over the grand-kids as much as their in-laws did.

I was so lucky to have my mom for 40 years after my birth.

My older kids loved her sooo much.


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Image: 50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility, by Sally Lewis and Nim Barnes. Publisher: Summersdale (October 1, 2011)50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility
by Sally Lewis and Nim Barnes

-- Practical advice and a holistic approach to help you conceive, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and do it yourself complementary therapies.

In this accessible and informative guide, Sally Lewis explains how age, sexual infections, diet, excess weight, stress, and anxiety affect fertility.

Teaching how to discover the best time for conception; understand the link between body, mind, and fertility; and manage stress and relax to prevent anxiety, this is the ultimate guide to increasing the likelihood of conception at any age.

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A friend of mine who is a doula was just hired to help a 49-year-old woman who conceived naturally -- and unintentionally (she already had grown children) -- twins!

She just gave birth, and the two babies are healthy.

Mom has a complication which kept her in the hospital a few extra days, but babies were ready to be discharged.

So she hired my doula friend to stay with her in the hospital so the babies could stay with her, too.


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Image: What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir, by Alice Eve Cohen. Publisher: Viking Adult (July 9, 2009)What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir
by Alice Eve Cohen
--A personal and medical odyssey beyond anything most women would believe possible.

At age forty-four, Alice Eve Cohen was happy for the first time in years.

After a difficult divorce, she was engaged to an inspiring man, joyfully raising her adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming.

Alice tells her fiancé she's never been happier. And then the stomach pains begin.

In her unflinchingly honest and ruefully witty voice, Alice nimbly carries us through her metamorphosis from a woman who has come to terms with infertility to one who struggles to love a heartbeat found in her womb - six months into a high-risk pregnancy.

What I Thought I Knew is a page-turner filled with vivid characters, humor, and many surprises and twists of fate.

With the suspense of a thriller and the intimacy of a diary, Cohen describes her unexpected journey through doubt, a broken medical system, and the hotly contested terrain of motherhood and family in today's society.

Timely and compelling, What I Thought I Knew will capture readers of memoirs such as Eat, Pray, Love; The Glass Castle; and A Three Dog Life.

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A surprise pregnancy has happened to so many women I know.

I love the ones where the woman has been told she could not possibly conceive, and so she goes with no birth control.

Then - surprise!
 She ends up pregnant.

That happened to my cousin two years ago!

Last year, it also happened to another woman I know.

At 45 years old, she found out she was pregnant when she thought she was all done and safe.

Plus it happened to an old friend of mine from high school (she now has five kids).


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally: The Latest Information On Conceiving a Healthy Baby On Your Timetable, by Christopher D. Williams. Publisher: Hyperion; 2 Rev Upd edition (November 29, 2006)The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally:
The Latest Information On Conceiving a Healthy Baby On Your Timetable
by Christopher D. Williams

-- Each year a new group of couples decides they're ready to have a baby.

One thing they all share: the desire to have a healthy baby as quickly as possible.

They've done their thinking, they've made their plans, and they want to get pregnant NOW.

Fortunately for them, renowned fertility specialist Christopher Williams, M.D., has updated his popular guide, The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally (nearly 43,000 copies sold), to include all the later findings.

Since the first edition was published in 2001, there have been significant changes in fertility research and recommendations to maximize the odds during each cycle.

The revised edition includes:
- An updated introduction
- Revised and reader-friendly figures
- Current statistics
- An examination of new products
- Up-to-date nutritional information
- New developments in all studies covered in the original book
- The latest resource and reading information
- A new chapter preparing readers for the first appointment with a fertility doctor

This book continues to be a valuable and timely resource for couples ready to start their families.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 352 pages
Click to order/for more info: The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally



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