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I met a friend I went to college with (we both got saved around the same time) recently on our vacation.

She told me she gave birth to two children while she was in her 40's.

Also, my aunt had her last baby when she was 53 years old.

But, of course, she died when I was 19 years old, so it was a long time ago.



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Image: Making Babies the Hard Way: Living with Infertility and Treatment, by Caroline Gallup. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (May 15, 2007)Making Babies the Hard Way: Living with Infertility and Treatment
by Caroline Gallup

-- A frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment.

One in six couples worldwide seek assistance to conceive and 80 percent of couples undergoing fertility treatment are currently unsuccessful.

Writing with humor and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on her and her husband, Bruce, including feelings of bereavement for the absent child, the unavoidable sense of inadequacy and the day-to-day difficulties of financial pressure.

As well as telling her own moving story, she also offers information and guidance for others who are infertile, or who are considering or undergoing treatment.

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My husband's mother had a baby when she was 53 years old!

She gave birth to a baby boy when my husband was 21 years old.

The baby was fine. Mom was fine.

It can and does happen.


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Image: The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, by Hillary Wright. Publisher: Celestial Arts; 1 edition (November 9, 2010)The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
by Hillary Wright

-- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, and if left unchecked, is linked to serious health issues like infertility, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and endometrial cancer.

In this groundbreaking book, registered dietitian Hillary Wright explains this increasingly diagnosed disorder and introduces the holistic symptom-management program she developed by working with hundreds of patients.

With Wright's proven diet and lifestyle-based program, you can influence your reproductive hormones and take charge of your health.

Featuring a carbohydrate distribution approach at its core, The PCOS Diet Plan also zeroes in on exactly what exercise, supplements, and self-care choices you can make to feel better every day.

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Image: Pregnancy Ultrasound, by MedicalPrudens on PixabayI got pregnant at 45.5 after being told by Dr. Sher that I had no chance.

I was very happy to send him a birth announcement.

Natural... NO Nothing...

I had given up TCM [Traditional Chinese Medicine] a year before.

Was still strict about my diet... no sugar, no dairy and nothing white.

Still did wheat-grass a few times a week up until the beta [pregnancy test].


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Image: So Close: Infertile and Addicted to Hope, by Tertia Loebenberg Albertyn. Publisher: Porcupine Press trading under DGR Writing + Research; 2nd edition edition (January 27, 2009)So Close: Infertile and Addicted to Hope
by Tertia Loebenberg Albertyn

-- Meet, marry and make a baby: That's how it's supposed to go, right? What happens when you start trying for a family ... and trying, and trying some more?

How far do you go to achieve your dream of having children?

So Close is the heart wrenching, exhilarating, devastatingly funny story of Tertia Albertyn's battle with infertility. Tertia wanted a baby so badly she went through nine IVF.

Most people give up after the third. I don't think I am being brave at all. I am just too terrified NOT to try again.

In her worst nightmare, she could never have imagined that making a baby would take her four years, each treatment bringing her and her husband Marko closer and closer to creating their family.

During Tertia's journey, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

Until, finally, everything goes just right.

Tertia is as hilarious as she is irrepressible, as approachable as she is knowledgeable.

If you are struggling with infertility, have triumphed over infertility or have felt empathy with someone who is going through this experience, you will find a friend in Tertia.

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I am 45 years old, and I am 30 weeks pregnant with my eighth child.

This is my fifth pregnancy.

I have decided to forego all the testing, excepting for the routine blood work.

My midwife asked me if I would change anything or do anything, should the testing show any abnormalities - and I say NO!

So that kind of clinched it for me.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Stay Fertile Longer: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant Now--Or Whenever You're Ready, by Mary Kittel and Deborah Metzger. Publisher: Rodale Books (August 26, 2004)Stay Fertile Longer: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant Now--Or Whenever You're Ready
by Mary Kittel and Deborah Metzger

-- Many women today dream of having it all -- a challenging career, a satisfying personal life, a loving mate, and a baby whenever they're ready.

But there's no denying the fact that their biological clocks are ticking away.

The odds of conceiving drop by 15 to 20 percent for a woman in her early 30s and plummet to less than 50 percent when she's in her 40s.

The good news is there are a host of natural strategies every would-be mom can use today to preserve and optimize her fertility so that she can conceive quickly and easily when she's ready.

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A friend of mine gave birth to her first child when she was 40 years old.

She had her second child when she was 45 years old.

She got pregnant one more time when she was 47 years old, but sadly she had a miscarriage.

The child she had when she was 45 years old was naturally conceived - and not even planned!!

So there is still hope for many of us...


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Image: You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother, by Judith Newman. Publisher: Miramax (April 21, 2004)You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
by Judith Newman

-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold or some equally scary large number.

Newman is the first to write a book that tells what it's really like when a trip to the drugstore entails the purchase of both diaper cream and wrinkle cream; when "getting your shots means both immunization and Botox.

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage—and to the spirit when even the most sought-after baby comes.

Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman — whatever her age — who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.

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I don't have any personal experience with IVF [in vitro fertilization], but I do have a friend who got pregnant at 44 years old through IVF.

So it is possible.

I wish you well on your journey, and I hope you find whatever it takes to get a healthy one to stick.

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I asked my doctor how old was the oldest healthy pregnancy he had ever delivered?

He said he delivered a 52-year-old woman and her daughter (early 30s) within months of each other!

He said the 52-year-old had no problems of any kind, and she wasn't trying to conceive either.

It was a total surprise.

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I am 47 years old, and 6 months pregnant.

My baby boy is due in September 1st, making me nearly 24 weeks along!!

My last child is 15 years old.

I did not have problems falling pregnant.

But I do know it can be harder to conceive at my age, plus there is a higher risk for miscarriages.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother, by Judith Newman. Publisher: Miramax (April 21, 2004)You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
by Judith Newman

-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold or some equally scary large number.

Newman is the first to write a book that tells what it's really like when a trip to the drugstore entails the purchase of both diaper cream and wrinkle cream; when "getting your shots means both immunization and Botox.

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage—and to the spirit when even the most sought-after baby comes.

Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman — whatever her age — who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.

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I got pregnant at 43 years old, after only six months of trying - all natural!

I did use acupuncture though - I believe it helped.

I am now 34 weeks pregnant with another healthy boy.

I turned 44 years old in May.

It CAN and DOES happen!!!

Much good luck to you!!!!


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Stay Fertile Longer: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant Now--Or Whenever You're Ready, by Mary Kittel and Deborah Metzger. Publisher: Rodale Books (August 26, 2004)Stay Fertile Longer: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant Now--Or Whenever You're Ready
by Mary Kittel and Deborah Metzger

-- Many women today dream of having it all -- a challenging career, a satisfying personal life, a loving mate, and a baby whenever they're ready.

But there's no denying the fact that their biological clocks are ticking away.

The odds of conceiving drop by 15 to 20 percent for a woman in her early 30s and plummet to less than 50 percent when she's in her 40s.

The good news is there are a host of natural strategies every would-be mom can use today to preserve and optimize her fertility so that she can conceive quickly and easily when she's ready.

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Well, I finally went to a fertility specialist and we discussed using donor egg due to my age - 44 years old.

To my surprise I had not had my period for a while, so I was thinking menopause?!!

I did two pregnancy test and both were positive.

No fertility treatment. We hadn't started yet!

I only took Fertility Blend for three months.

I know I have an up hill battle ahead, but I will be taking it day by day.

This site has been my encouragement to not give up.

I pray for all women who are trying to conceive and are having a hard time.

I have a lot of testing to be done, starting tomorrow.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Pregnancy Miracle: clinically proven holistic and ancient Chinese system for permanently reversing your infertilityPregnancy Miracle
by Lisa Olsen

-- A 279-page, instantly downloadable e-book presenting a 5-step, sure-fire, 100% guaranteed, clinically proven holistic and ancient Chinese system for permanently reversing your infertility and your partner's infertility disorders and getting pregnant quickly, naturally and safely within 2-4 months without drugs, dangerous surgeries, side effects, or expensive infertility treatments.

It's probably the most powerful infertility reversal system ever developed, and currently the best-selling e-book of its kind on the entire Web!

Here's what the author Lisa Olson had to say about her incredible program:
After 14 years of trial, error, and experimentation, I finally discovered the answer to infertility and developed a fool-proof system to getting pregnant the natural way - no drugs, or surgery necessary.


It took a lot of research to get to where I am today, to know exactly what works and what doesn't. Yes, after desperate trial and error, countless of useless treatments, disappointments, and agony, a simple holistic system opened the door to my new and much brighter life of motherhood.

I was also excited to see that my other infertility related symptoms had diminished. After years of waiting, I was finally free from Infertility! I have become a proud mother of two.

And now I'm finally revealing my secrets in this new 'encyclopedia' of pregnancy called, Pregnancy Miracle.

I will be your own personal coach, take you by the hand, and lead you through the lousy advice, hype and gimmicks... and directly to the sort of inner balance perfection that will end your battle with infertility forever and help you become a proud mother of your healthy children.

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I am 44 years old, and due on April 10th

I am only six weeks along right now, but my first ultrasound looked good this week!

I have a 19-year-old son, an 18-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old step-son.

All siblings are very excited about this upcoming birth!

I will be 45 years old at delivery but I am at complete peace with this pregnancy.

I know it is all in God's hands.

My husband and I were not expecting this at all, but we are feeling truly blessed and excited beyond belief!

I'm glad I found this site as it is very encouraging... Thank You!


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Empty Womb, Aching Heart: Hope and Help for Those Struggling With Infertility, by Marlo Schalesky. Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (May 1, 2001)Empty Womb, Aching Heart: Hope and Help for Those Struggling With Infertility
by Marlo Schalesky

-- Contains frank and emotionally resonate stories from both men and women facing the struggle of infertility.

Mother's Day is not a joyful occasion for all women, particularly those who would like to have children but cannot.

Marlo Schalesky's Empty Womb, Aching Heart: Hope and Help for Those Struggling with Infertility does for Christian women what Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin's Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss did for Jewish women: provide comfort and camaraderie in the face of infertility and pregnancy loss.

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