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I know of two people who were change of life babies, my mother is one of them.

My mom was the unexpected child last of a family of nine children.

The other person is the youngest of only three children, but there are 25 years between her and her other siblings.

When I first met their family at church, I thought her sister was her mother - and her mother was her grandmother!

My mother is in her mid-50s and is barely going through menopause.

I am sure it could be have been possible for her to get pregnant when she was 50 years old.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: My Baby Chase: Our Roller Coaster Ride from Infertility to Parenthood, by Gilda Dangot Simpkin (Author). Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing (August 29, 2017)My Baby Chase: Our Roller Coaster Ride from Infertility to Parenthood
by Gilda Dangot Simpkin

-- This is the heart-wrenching tale of our convoluted 10-year quest to have a family, from the serious, and sometimes hilarious side of fertility treatments, through two harrowing international adoptions.

Our journey is filled with so many cliffhangers, it reads more like a suspense tale than reality.

As you come along for our wild ride, you will be clutching this book praying we don't get derailed again.

Our story of determination and tenacity will give hope to anyone facing a difficult life journey.

Let my story motivate you to attain your dreams!

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Want to hold virtual hands with another pregnant over 45-year-old club member?

I'm here - you can hold my hand virtually!

I am pregnant at 45 years old - for the very first time!

From what I've read, a little over 5,000 women over 45 years old have babies in the US every single year.


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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 including 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 to will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.

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Last night on the Discovery Health channel, they had a lady on the Special Delivery TV show that was 47 years old.

She hadn't had a period in two years.

She had never been pregnant.

She never experienced morning sickness or any of the other pregnancy symptoms.

She had just found out in August she was pregnant.

Just goes to show you miracles happen on a daily basis.


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Image: Green Tea in the Woman's World - Green Tea and Fertility, by Vida C. Marcele. Publication Date: February 22, 2012Green Tea in the Woman's World - Green Tea and Fertility
by Vida C. Marcele

-- Water is the number one drink in the world, but tea is the second most popular. At the rate green tea is going, it may become the most often drunk of all the teas.

The antioxidants that green tea provides have helped increase the popularity of green tea in North America and around the world.

New studies of the medicinal benefits of green tea and a focus in American society on being healthier and fighting obesity has led to a surge in the popularity of green tea.

In addition, aging baby boomers are focusing on being healthy later in life and looking for ways to prevent common health problems like heart disease and cancer.

Today the question is: what is green tea's role in the woman's world? What does green tea do for fertility levels?

Should a pregnant woman drink more green tea in order to be healthier during the term of the pregnancy? What about when she is breastfeeding?

Length: 17 pages

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I am 46 years old - my pregnancy was confirmed on December 18th.

God willing, I will be 47 years old when this little miracle arrives at the end of August.

I'm really excited and nervous at the same time, just trying to be really grounded and realistic.

I'll go for the first ultrasound on January 3rd.


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Image: Every Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me?, by Kristine Ireland Waits. Publisher: Endurance Publishing (March 1, 2010)Every Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me?
by Kristine Ireland Waits

-- If you're eager to have a baby, doesn't the title say enough? Laugh, cry, share, relate - LOVE this book and all it offers to your soul. It's wit, wisdom, and warmth from an author you'll quickly see as your sincere fertility-challenged friend.

This information-packed, inspiring story is for women who are struggling with infertility and for those trying to support them.

Enjoy an easy-reading journey you'll remember throughout life. Overwhelmed by the idea of dealing with friends' baby showers, insurance, husbands, needles, tears, heartbreak, and surprises?

This book captures it all in a delightful way that's packed full of truths and challenges to keep you moving forward. Indulge in a journey - reading this book - that will have you throwing your head back in laughter, curling up in the comfort of feeling understood, having raw honesty give you permission to be exactly who you are.

Indulge. You deserve this! Get one for your best friend and your mom too.

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I got pregnant when I was in my 50s (just last year).

She was a true Bonus Baby, a complete surprise.

My husband and I were shocked and thrilled about her birth - at the same time.

My sweet little daughter, Elizabeth, has been such a joy to 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 telling what it is 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 is 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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First of all, one of my best friend: 43 years old (she will be 44 years old in December), with troubles of endometriosis and high FSH [follicle stimulating hormone], two failed ICSI [Intracytoplasmic sperm injection], is finally pregnant!

It is her first pregnancy, and it is completely natural - they were taking a break from medical assistance!

Everything is going well, she is now almost five months pregnant.

Yesterday she got the results of her amnio [Amniocentesis].

It's a very healthy baby boy!


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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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Image: Helen Fielding is expecting 2nd baby at 48

Just read in the paper today 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..

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

Read more: After Geri Horner gives birth, aged 44, other celebs who have had babies later in life


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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 an 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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Gail asks: "Is pregnancy possible during perimenopause?"

In 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. Women at midlife are still able to conceive — whether they want to or not.

In fact, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, there were 743 births to women 50 years and over in 2014. In addition, the birth rate for women aged 45 to 49 was 0.8 births per 1,000 women. While these are small numbers, it indicates that pregnancy can happen in midlife (when many erroneously assume naturally conceived pregnancy is no longer possible.)

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


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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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Check with your doctor and fertility specialists.

Find out your options, there are so many ways nowadays to get pregnant.

I was watching the Learning Channel, you know one of those baby shows...

There was a woman on the show, who was 56 years old, and pregnant... and it happened naturally.

She had no complications, and gave birth to a normal healthy baby boy...

So go for it, it is so-o-o worth it.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
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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