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I am 45 years old, and just found out I am pregnant (approximately 6 weeks along).

I have an only, a vivacious, spunky 6-year-old girl.

I struggled for the past six years to have another baby, because my first delivery was horrendous.

Long story short, I developed eclampsia after the delivery (emergency c-section) and almost stroked three days later.

My doctor was horrible, my husband can't even mention her name without using the word malpractice, but we won't go there.

Anyway, you can only imagine the mental trauma I experienced.

I went to seek professional help, while this did cure me for a while, I still longed for my child to have a sibling.

My daughter is such a nurturing little girl, and what an amazing big sister she would be.

I decided to let fate take over.

We enjoyed the usual once a week sex, (sorry guys, this was all I could muster), but viola... it happened!

I am so scared, my husband is not so happy, and I do feel a bit like a freak show, but it is not about me.

After what I went through, and with the best high-risk doctors I can find, I can do this and we are going forward.

I wish you all the best through your journey.


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Image: Green Fertility: Nature's Secrets For Making Babies: A Powerful Proven Plan To Help You Get Pregnant Fast and Have a Healthy Baby, by Niels H. Lauersen and Colette Bouchez. Publisher: Ivy League Press (October 6, 2010)Green Fertility: Nature's Secrets For Making Babies: A Powerful Proven Plan To Help You Get Pregnant Fast and Have a Healthy Baby
by Niels H. Lauersen and Colette Bouchez
-- Renowned fertility expert Dr. Niels Lauersen and women's natural wellness expert Colette Bouchez combine the best of nature's secrets with all that Eastern and Western medicine have to offer, in an easy, inexpensive plan to help you get pregnant fast and have super healthy babies!

Based on scientific research and tested on thousands of couples, this unique natural approach to conception is designed to uncover what's keeping you from getting pregnant and help you maximize your fertility and have healthier babies - even if you have PCOS, Endometriosis or you are diagnosed with unexplained infertility!

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All I want to say to you is congratulations!

Your undoubted great shape and health will probably be in your favor.

I'm about 22 weeks pregnant myself now.

And I will be 46 years old when this baby is born.

Best of luck to you....I'm so happy for you.

- Suzanne


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Image: Pregnancy Over 40: An In-depth Guide for a Safe and Healthy Pregnancy Over 40, by Kelley D Smith. Publisher: CreateSpace (May 10, 2012)Pregnancy Over 40:
An In-depth Guide for a Safe and Healthy Pregnancy Over 40
by Kelley D Smith

-- There are a lot of reasons why women put off having children.

In most cases, they prioritized their careers over their own personal life.

Others were just simply not ready for the commitment motherhood demands.

Becoming a mother is one of the most fulfilling jobs everyone would be lucky enough to go through during their entire lifetime.

The problem is despite the fact this is seen by some as a gift, there are also others that see it as a tiring job – fulfilling but at some point, it can take a lot out of you.

The fact is getting pregnant in your 40s is no easy task.

The probability of conceiving alone is quite low in comparison to women who are in their 20s or early 30s.

But this does not mean a woman in her 40s cannot bear a child.

If you are in your 40s and have found out you are pregnant, there are a lot of things you should prepare for.

Although there are a lot of articles and other written works saying getting pregnant in your 40s can lead to a lot of problems for both you and your child, there are still a couple of upsides to this situation.

We have an entire chapter dedicated to what you can look forward to when you are having a baby during this delicate age.

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I had a beautiful baby boy, who is now six months old when I was 44 years old.

I had no real problems with my pregnancy or with his birth.

Even our older bodies are still quite capable of getting pregnant easily and quickly, and giving birth naturally.

It is only nowadays we have the choices previous generations didn't have, such as deciding when to stop getting pregnant.


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Image: It Starts with the Egg (Second Edition): How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF | Kindle Edition | by Rebecca Fett (Author). Publisher: Franklin Fox Publishing; 2 edition (February 28, 2019)It Starts with the Egg:
How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF
by Rebecca Fett

-- Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, the quality of your eggs will have a powerful impact on how long it takes you to get pregnant and whether you face an increased risk of miscarriage.

Poor egg quality is emerging as the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles.

It is also a major contributor to infertility in PCOS.

Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg reveals a groundbreaking new approach for improving egg quality and fertility.

With a concrete strategy that includes minimizing exposure to toxins such as BPA and phthalates, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.

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I went to the doctor on Tuesday, and they confirmed I am definitely pregnant.

I'll be six weeks pregnant tomorrow, and I will be 46 years old when I deliver this baby.

I told my parents and my sister, but that will be all for now.

I miscarried last time and had already told everyone.

My boyfriend seems to be a bit better about things.

I think it'll change when I start to show.

Let me know how things are going for you...

I think as soon as we stopped trying - I got pregnant!


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Image: Fertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome In-fertility, by Angela C. Wu, Katherine Anttila, Betsy Brown. Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (September 5, 2006)Fertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome In-fertility
-- At Wu's Healing Center in San Francisco, miracles are happening.

Women and their partners come to the clinic--often from across the country -- to fulfill a passionately held yet fragile dream: to conceive and deliver the healthy baby that mainstream doctors have told them they cannot have.

Using traditional Chinese medical techniques, sometimes integrated with Western fertility treatments, Dr. Angela Wu is helping these couples experience the miracle of birth.

At a time when one in five U.S. couples is struggling with fertility problems, this practical and uplifting volume, filled with the inspirational stories of Dr. Wu's grateful patients, will be a godsend.

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Marcia Gay Harden And Twins Hudson And Julitta - Credit: Splash News
Actress Marcia Gay Harden was born August 14th, 1959.

She has three children with her husband Thaddaeus Scheel, who she married in 1996.

A daughter, Eulala Grace Scheel, was born in September 1998 - when the actress was 41 years old.

And twins, a boy named Hudson Harden Scheel and a girl named Julitta Dee Harden Scheel, were born on April 22nd, 2004 in New York - when she was 44 1/2 years old.


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Image: It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF, by Rebecca Fett. Publisher: Franklin Fox Publishing; 2 edition (February 28, 2019)It Starts with the Egg:
How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF
by Rebecca Fett

-- A practical and evidence-backed approach for improving egg quality and fertility— fully revised and updated in 2019.

The latest scientific research reveals that egg quality has a powerful impact on how long it takes to get pregnant and the risk of miscarriage. Poor egg quality is, in fact, the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles.

Based on a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg provides a comprehensive program for improving egg quality in three months, with specific advice tailored to a variety of fertility challenges— including endometriosis, unexplained infertility, diminished ovarian reserve, PCOS, and recurrent miscarriage.

With concrete strategies such as minimizing exposure to common toxins, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.

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Expert: Andi Cohen

Subject: when does a woman’s fertility end?

A woman's fertility ends when she goes into menopause and stops getting her period.

The chances are of her getting pregnant at 47 or 49 years old would depend on this.

If she is still having a menstrual cycle, then YES she could still get pregnant.

Older women do get pregnant all the time.


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Image: Pregnancy Miracle: clinically proven holistic and ancient Chinese system for permanently reversing your infertility, by Lisa OlsenPregnancy 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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Yes, I am 51 years old... and pregnant!

To say it's a shock, is really a minor name for the way I'm feeling.

This is an unplanned pregnancy, we were not trying to get pregnant.

To be honest, I thought my baby making days were behind me.

I did not think it was even possible to get pregnant at my age.


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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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Elizabeth Ann Buttle had two children, Belinda and Joseph, which is nothing special all by itself.

Her first child, Belinda Buttle, was born on May 19, 1956 - when Elizabeth was 19 years old.

The amazing part is the interval between the birth of Belinda and Joseph.

It was the longest interval between births ever.

Her second child, Joseph Buttle, was born on November 20, 1997, when Elizabeth was 60 years old, an interval of 41 years 185 days.

If you're familiar with the song I am my own grandpa! (a novelty song written by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe, performed by Lonzo and Oscar in 1947), well, Joseph's sister was old enough to be his own grandma!

Source: World's Oddest Mothers


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Image: When You're Not Expecting: An Infertility Survival Guide, by Constance Hoenk Shapiro. Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 16, 2010)When You're Not Expecting: An Infertility Survival Guide
by Constance Hoenk Shapiro

-- Surviving the Challenges of Infertility

Often enduring years of heartache, couples with infertility number over 7.3 million. Enduring the daunting difficulties of treatment is something few women are prepared for.

Based on the personal stories of 200 women determined to overcome infertility, this surprisingly upbeat survivors' guide gives the kind of hard-won wisdom essential to making it through the process.

Not only does the book detail coping strategies, it also presents tips for strengthening stressed relationships and addresses the unique needs of single women and lesbians.

An essential guide for women and couples, friends and family, and health care providers and therapists, this book offers the solace and strength needed to prevail even after years of struggle.

Written by a therapist, consultant, and public speaker dedicated to the study of infertility and its emotional impact.

For any woman or couple who feel as if they're facing infertility alone, When You're Not Expecting is a must-have book.

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The friend who had a baby at 45 years old, who I mentioned yesterday, is a woman I know very well.

A few years ago I met another woman at a conference in Vancouver, who was born when her mother was 47 years old.

There was no donor egg back then!



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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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