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My father told me when he was young, one of his co-workers said his wife accidentally got pregnant at 51 years old.

It obviously was not donor egg, because that did not exist back then!


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception, by Amy Ogle (Author), Lisa Mazzullo (Author), Mary D'Alton (Foreword). Publisher: Ballantine Books; Rev Upd edition (May 24, 2011)Before Your Pregnancy:
A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception
by Amy Ogle, Lisa Mazzullo, Mary D'Alton

-- Covering preconception and inter-conception (between-pregnancy) well-being for women and men, Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo draw on new research from their complementary fields of expertise and reveal how good preconception health can lower the risk of pregnancy complications and improve lifelong health.

Why a ninety-day guide? It takes that long for sperm to mature, and at least that much time for the prospective mother to ensure that her body becomes pregnancy-ready.

In a warm, intelligent style, the authors address up-to-date topics such as age, heredity, vaccinations, supplements, and weight.

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Cherie Blair (baby at 45), Madonna (2nd baby at 41), Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown - babies at 40 and 42), Jane Seymour (twins at 44), J K Rowling (baby at 37 and 39), Patricia Hodge (twins in her 40s), Emma Thompson (baby at 40), Liz Hurley (baby at 36), Susan Sarandon (baby at 46), Mimi Rogers (baby at 45), Iman (baby at 44), Jerry Hall (baby at 41), Annette Bening (baby at 41), Brooke Shields (baby at 37 and 40), Cheryl Tiegs (twins at 52), Caroline Quentin (baby at 39 and 42), Sarah Lancashire (baby at 38), Mariella Frostrup (baby at 39), Geena Davis (baby at 46), Courtney Cox Arquette (baby at almost 40), Julianne Moore (baby at 37 and 41), Helen Hunt (baby at 40), Helen Fielding (baby at 46 and 48), Meera Syal (baby at 43), Holly Hunter (twins at 47), Sian Williams (expecting baby at 41), Jennifer Beals (baby at 40), Sarah Edwards (baby at 46), Beverly D'Angelo (twins at 49), Fiona Fullerton, Sarah Jessica Parker (baby at 37), Elle Macpherson (baby at 39), Anna Nichol Smith (pregnant at 38).

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Everyone wants to talk about the twin babies that Cheryl Tiegs (DOB 25 Sept 1947) had recently, and the circumstances behind the pregnancy....

But did anyone realize that she had a baby with her 3rd husband Tony Peck? (Gregory Peck's son)....

A son named Zachary Peck born 1 October 1991 when Cheryl was 44 years old (just six days after her 44th birthday actually!)

So, she was blessed with being able to have a baby at 44 - naturally - some years before Donor Eggs were so available.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception, by Debora L. Spar. Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (February 14, 2006)The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception
by Debora L. Spar

-- Despite legislation that claims to prohibit it, there is a thriving market for babies spreading across the globe. 

Fueled by rapid advances in reproductive medicine and the desperate desires of millions of would-be parents, the acquisition of children—whether through donated eggs, rented wombs, or cross-border adoption — has become a multi-billion dollar industry that has left science, law, ethics, and commerce deeply at odds.

In The Baby Business, Debora Spar argues that it is time to acknowledge the commercial truth about reproduction and to establish a standard that governs its transactions. 

In this fascinating behind-the-scenes account, she combines pioneering research and interviews with the industry’s top reproductive scientists and trailblazers to provide a first glimpse at how the industry works: who the baby-makers are, who makes money, how prices are set, and what defines the clientele. 

Fascinating stories illustrate the inner workings of market segments--including stem cell research, surrogacy, egg swapping, "designer babies," adoption, and human cloning -- as Spar explores the moral and legal challenges that industry players must address.

The first purely commercial look at an industry that deals in humanity’s most intimate issues, this book challenges us to consider the financial promise and ethical perils we’ll face as the baby business moves inevitably forward.

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Helen Fielding is expecting 2nd baby at 48
Just read in the paper today that Bridget Jones Author Helen Fielding had her second baby at 48!

Helen, now 58, had her son Dashiell at 43 but was 48 when she gave birth to daughter Romy with her former partner, the American comedy writer Kevin Curran.. Source

Some hope for us would be older mums, don't you think?


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Surprise Motherhood: A Guide to Unexpected Adult Pregnancy, by Ophelia Austin-Small. Publisher: Calla Lilly Press / Lulu.com; 2 edition (December 27, 2007)Surprise Motherhood: A Guide to Unexpected Adult Pregnancy
by Ophelia Austin-Small

-- Pregnancy books on the market have one of two audiences- the teen with an unplanned pregnancy or the adult with a planned and chosen one.

Nowhere is there a book for the almost 3 million adult women facing surprise pregnancy every year.

Surprise Motherhood is aimed directly at that gap, telling the stories of Ophelia and other women who have faced unplanned pregnancy as adult, professional women.

With extensive information about options, paternity, career issues, postpartum depression, finances, and more, Surprise Motherhood is the only reference of its kind, and is sure to be an invaluable reader resource.

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Image: 31 weeks pregnant, by Liz Davenport, on Flickr
I'll be 45 years old in March.

I am eight weeks pregnant with my first child and I feel so blessed and happy.

I have not had any morning sickness so far. Just some random nausea here and there.

I am so tired all the time, I’d sleep anytime if I had the chance.

But I wouldn’t change them for the world, knowing that my little jewel is growing each day inside of me.

Exciting, isn't it?
- KimSue

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception, by Debora L. Spar. Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (February 14, 2006)The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception
by Debora L. Spar

-- Despite legislation that claims to prohibit it, there is a thriving market for babies spreading across the globe. 

Fueled by rapid advances in reproductive medicine and the desperate desires of millions of would-be parents, the acquisition of children—whether through donated eggs, rented wombs, or cross-border adoption — has become a multi-billion dollar industry that has left science, law, ethics, and commerce deeply at odds.

In The Baby Business, Debora Spar argues that it is time to acknowledge the commercial truth about reproduction and to establish a standard that governs its transactions. 

In this fascinating behind-the-scenes account, she combines pioneering research and interviews with the industry’s top reproductive scientists and trailblazers to provide a first glimpse at how the industry works: who the baby-makers are, who makes money, how prices are set, and what defines the clientele. 

Fascinating stories illustrate the inner workings of market segments--including stem cell research, surrogacy, egg swapping, "designer babies," adoption, and human cloning -- as Spar explores the moral and legal challenges that industry players must address.

The first purely commercial look at an industry that deals in humanity’s most intimate issues, this book challenges us to consider the financial promise and ethical perils we’ll face as the baby business moves inevitably forward.

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My RE [Reproductive Endocrinologist] is fantastic with age.

Before I had my retrieval on Monday, he told me that in his office, he has had one 45 year old (had twins), one 46 year old (single birth), and one 47 year old (single birth)

All with their own eggs, and he was very optimistic with me - my follicles were all 20, 24, 26 and he retrieved 6 eggs.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility, by Greg Wolfe. Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; 1 edition (August 10, 2010)How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility
by Greg Wolfe

-- The man's guide to anything and everything in the infertility universe.

Greg Wolfe went through four cycles of IVF on his rocky journey to fatherhood—and now, with profound sympathy and side-splitting humor, he lays it all out for guys on similar baby-making quests.

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup is not your typical nuts and bolts (no pun intended) medical guide but a helpful handbook designed specifically with the male partner in mind, with answers to his most pressing questions about the infertility process...

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Image: Nexus: Baby foot in hand, by Miguel Ugalde on FreeImage.comIn response to your question, you have no doubt heard of change of life babies - where unplanned pregnancies occurred when women thought their childbearing years were over.

While statistically there is less likelihood of becoming pregnant at this time, there are many exceptions.

If you are certain you do not want to become pregnant, you will need to use birth control.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Fully Fertile: A 12-Week Holistic Plan for Optimal Fertility, by Elisabeth Heller, Tami Quinn, Jeanie Lee Bussell. Publisher: Findhorn Press (February 1, 2008)Fully Fertile: A 12-Week Holistic Plan for Optimal Fertility
by Elisabeth Heller, Tami Quinn, Jeanie Lee Bussell

-- The healing powers of traditional yoga, Oriental medicine, nutrition, and other mind/body techniques are accessible with this do-it-yourself manual for women who are struggling with infertility or just looking to improve their odds of conception.

Natural methods based on Integrative Care for Fertility™ use a holistic approach to demonstrate how a home-based holistic fertility program can improve mind, body, and spirit, and in turn maximize chances for conceiving.

Photographs are provided to illustrate the proper yoga postures, and interspersed stories from yoga practitioners and experts present real-life struggles of infertility patients and victories that will inspire all women who are trying for a healthy pregnancy and birth.

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Image: Two days old baby. Photo credit: Guenter M. Kirchweger (redfloor) on FreeImages.comYou're not such an old lady at 45.

As I have told another list subscriber, I grew up with a girl who was born to her mother - at the mother's age of 54 years old.

When the mom had not been cycling for a couple years or so.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Fully Fertile: A 12-Week Holistic Plan for Optimal Fertility, by Elisabeth Heller, Tami Quinn, Jeanie Lee Bussell. Publisher: Findhorn Press (February 1, 2008)Fully Fertile: A 12-Week Holistic Plan for Optimal Fertility
by Elisabeth Heller, Tami Quinn, Jeanie Lee Bussell

-- The healing powers of traditional yoga, Oriental medicine, nutrition, and other mind/body techniques are accessible with this do-it-yourself manual for women who are struggling with infertility or just looking to improve their odds of conception.

Natural methods based on Integrative Care for Fertility™ use a holistic approach to demonstrate how a home-based holistic fertility program can improve mind, body, and spirit, and in turn maximize chances for conceiving.

Photographs are provided to illustrate the proper yoga postures, and interspersed stories from yoga practitioners and experts present real-life struggles of infertility patients and victories that will inspire all women who are trying for a healthy pregnancy and birth.

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Image: Pregnant, by Janine, on Flickr
I went to the doctor on Tuesday, and they confirmed that I am definitely pregnant.

I'll be six weeks 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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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Surprise Motherhood: A Guide to Unexpected Adult Pregnancy, by Ophelia Austin-Small. Publisher: Calla Lilly Press / Lulu.com; 2 edition (December 27, 2007)Surprise Motherhood: A Guide to Unexpected Adult Pregnancy
by Ophelia Austin-Small

-- Pregnancy books on the market have one of two audiences- the teen with an unplanned pregnancy or the adult with a planned and chosen one.

Nowhere is there a book for the almost 3 million adult women facing surprise pregnancy every year.

Surprise Motherhood is aimed directly at that gap, telling the stories of Ophelia and other women who have faced unplanned pregnancy as adult, professional women.

With extensive information about options, paternity, career issues, postpartum depression, finances, and more, Surprise Motherhood is the only reference of its kind, and is sure to be an invaluable reader resource.

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