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A friend of mine just called me and she (recently turned 51) got a positive pregnancy test!

She is excited all was working right, however, she doubts things will continue due to egg age, blah blah blah...

But there is that glimmer of hope, as she would welcome another child (she has two children from donor egg in her forties).

She was wondering what IS the chance of miscarriage at 50 years old?

I remember from my last pregnancy which ended in miscarriage at 44 years old, they told me it was over 60%...

Is it dramatically increased at 50 years old, or just elevated to say 15 or 20% chance or something like that?

I am not surprised AT ALL by her getting pregnant actually.

She is a health nut, always has been.

Eats organic and lots of raw foods, stays away from hydrogen oils, lives on a farm, raises chickens (organic eggs), uses natural products etc.


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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Photo Credit: 100 year old pictures, by Tibor Fazakas
Recently at my list Over40Mommies a woman joined who is 50 or 51 years old, and also has older children.

She now is with a new husband who is in his 30s.

There is a history of several mature pregnancies in her family.

Most notably her maternal grandmother who gave birth to her uncle at 54 years old.

Her grandmother had many births at home, but she decided to go to the hospital for the birth of the uncle who was perfectly healthy.

So she doesn't feel she is too old.

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I have done a lot of genealogy research along with my girlfriend (on her family).

We found there were SO MANY natural oops babies in their late forties and early 50s.

Keep up the hope ladies!

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Then to top it off, another woman on my list who has had children at 40, 42 and 44 years old herself was talking to a nurse in her doctor's office.

The nurse told a story of a woman who, at 56 years old, came in complaining of weight gain and abdominal discomfort.

She had not had a cycle in years so they didn't think pregnancy at first.

They did a number of tests for other things, only to discover she was actually pregnant and nearly 6 months along!!

She had a healthy baby girl three months later.

Her husband was in his 60s.


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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Pregnancy Miracle



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A few years back when Over40Babies had their message board (it is just a Yahoo list now) there was a woman named Linda from the UK.

She was there when I joined the group in the spring, and she had twin baby girls in February at 49 years old.

She did nothing special to conceive, she just simply stopped using contraception at 43 years old.

Then at 50 years old, before the year was out she gave birth to a second set of twins on Christmas Eve.

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Also on the same list was a woman who was TTC [trying to conceive] her second child.

She had a son who was in his early 20s, and she was 47 years old.

She felt it was not too old since her mother was 50 years old when she was born.

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I am 44 years old and I will be 45 years old in September.

I am 4 weeks pregnant.

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I asked (my OB/GYN) if she thought I was crazy to even consider it - having a baby at my age?

She said I am seeing the wrong doctor for that, because she is 45 years old, and she just had her first child.

Made me feel very happy!!!!

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My Dad was born in 1928.

He was the youngest of five boys born within a ten-year span.

His mother was born in 1882.

This, of course, means my grandmother was 46 years old when my Dad was born, and 36 years old when she had her first child.

She was almost 32 years old when she married my grandfather, who was two years her senior, in the summer of 1914.

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Another woman is a 44-year-old who had a baby through IVF [in vitro fertilization] 17 months ago.


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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Click to order/for more info: Stay Fertile Longer






Image: Lifetime Movie - Love Lessons - Based on a True Story
Check out the Lifetime movie, Love Lessons, on right now...

The story is based on a true story, about a woman who is 54 years old, about to retire, and then got pregnant by accident.

She decided to keep the child, in spite of her husband's objections.

The doctor told her all the problems she could have.

But in the end, the doctor said most older women usually do okay...

Watch Love Lessons Online


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.

Image: Buy Now
Click to order/for more info on this helpful program:
Pregnancy Miracle



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And by the way, two women at my midwife's office had IVF [in vitro fertilization] babies.

One woman was 45 years old and another woman was 46 years old.

So there are enough clinics who work with women in this age group.

There are many women giving birth at 45 years old, and even later.


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.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 352 pages
Click to order/for more info: Stay Fertile Longer



When I was a kid, I was always amazed by the story of one of my mom's friends.

[The woman] had tried to conceive for years, and anyway she [passed menopause].

Then she got pregnant at around age 60 years old.

She had a healthy baby.

-- T.K.


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.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 352 pages
Click to order/for more info: Stay Fertile Longer



Image: Smiling Baby  Twins, by Badelcap on Pixabay
I had my twins when I was 44 years old.

Although I wouldn't have (if a had a choice) had them any later than that.

My dad tells me the twins keep me young.

Sometimes I think they'll kill me at an early age.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Enhancing Fertility: A Couple's Guide to Natural Approaches
by Chris D. Meletis and Liz Brown

-- This book is dedicated to the millions of couples who are trying to get pregnant without success.

Rather than assuming that you are infertile, you can try the many reliable natural remedies and resources in this book.

Barring physical problems beyond your control, you have the power to take charge of your health and boost your fertility.

The authors' goal is simple: to provide a clear guide to conception based on natural, safe, well-researched therapeutic approaches.

Nutritional, environmental, botanical, and physical medicines, as well as traditional Chinese medical practices and homeopathy, all offer ways to promote fertility.

Both men and women will find a wealth of helpful information on what to do -- individually and together -- to fully realize their fertility potential.

Even if infertility isn't a problem, and you are simply planning to get pregnant and want to deliver a healthy baby, this book will help improve your chances.

Anyone seeking to become a parent will benefit from this book's practical, time-tested wisdom.

The healthier a woman is, the greater likelihood the seed of life will find fertile soil and grow into a healthy baby.

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Click to order/for more info: Enhancing Fertility

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Image: Smiling Baby in the Pool, by Manoel M. Pereira Valido Filho Mvalido on Pixabay
I was at the park this afternoon with my children.

I was chatting with a woman there, who had a baby about my Dane's age.

She was also pregnant again...

I, of course, had to ask her age.

She said she was 46 years old - same as me...

She was also a fire-fighter to boot!!


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility, by Julie Vargo  and Maureen Regan. Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (May 30, 2006)A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility
by Julie Vargo and Maureen Regan

-- We are bombarded by images of blissful older mothers, such as Madonna and Celine Dion.

But Hollywood articles about pregnancy and fertility at middle age gloss over the tremendous amount of financial, emotional, and physical effort faced by couples struggling to conceive.

Ranges from technical to humorous and everything in between.

What are good, snappy comebacks to the question, Why aren't you pregnant? What is the difference between gonadotrophin releasing hormone and progesterone? Should you freeze your eggs?

These questions and many more are answered and in the tone of a couple of good friends.

Between them, the authors have gone through hormone treatments, pregnancy losses, and multiple inseminations -- so they know firsthand the roller-coaster ride of trying to achieve pregnancy.

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Is it possible this woman had no idea that she could conceive?

I have a friend who continued with her regular monthly cycle until she was 72 years old!

She had no idea she could still conceive until her doctor began to question her about it.

She ended up having a hysterectomy, so as not to risk pregnancy at her age.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Enhancing Fertility: A Couple's Guide to Natural Approaches
by Chris D. Meletis and Liz Brown

-- This book is dedicated to the millions of couples who are trying to get pregnant without success.

Rather than assuming that you are infertile, you can try the many reliable natural remedies and resources in this book.

Barring physical problems beyond your control, you have the power to take charge of your health and boost your fertility.

The authors' goal is simple: to provide a clear guide to conception based on natural, safe, well-researched therapeutic approaches.

Nutritional, environmental, botanical, and physical medicines, as well as traditional Chinese medical practices and homeopathy, all offer ways to promote fertility.

Both men and women will find a wealth of helpful information on what to do -- individually and together -- to fully realize their fertility potential.

Even if infertility isn't a problem, and you are simply planning to get pregnant and want to deliver a healthy baby, this book will help improve your chances.

Anyone seeking to become a parent will benefit from this book's practical, time-tested wisdom.

The healthier a woman is, the greater likelihood the seed of life will find fertile soil and grow into a healthy baby.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 202 pages
Click to order/for more info: Enhancing Fertility

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comStart reading Enhancing Fertility on your Kindle in under a minute!

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.



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