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My ex-husband's mom had a baby at 53 years old!

She gave birth when my then-husband was 21 years old.

Baby was fine. Mom was fine.

It can happen.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
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: Cutting the pies and cakes at the barbeque dinner, Pie Town, New Mexico Fair (LOC), Public Domain, Photographer: The Library of Congress
I know of two people who were change of life babies, my mother is one of them. She was the unexpected last of nine children.

The other 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 that her sister was her mother and her mother was her grandmother!

My mother is in her mid-50's, and is barely going through menopause, I'm sure it was possible for her to get pregnant when she was 50.

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Image: The Baby Chase: An Adventure in Fertility, by Holly Finn. Publication Date: July 8, 2011The Baby Chase: An Adventure in Fertility
by Holly Finn

-- I’m not over 40 and childless for no reason, writes Holly Finn. I smoked in my twenties. I preferred red wine to sparkling water. I ate too much milk chocolate. I liked limericks. I know all the wrong I’ve done. But also, more than any of that, I’ve always longed for children.

Yet there she was: successful, social, mostly happy, and not a mother. Knowing that her chances of becoming pregnant naturally were quickly fading, Finn decided to gamble: she—like some 85,000 other women in the U.S. each year—would attempt in vitro fertilization.

Almost three years later, she’s still trying, and in the process has become an accidental pioneer (and, at times, a guinea pig) in the ever-evolving science of IVF.

Length: 50 pages

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Image: Three boys struggle to retrieve their ball from the sea down at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, by Ken Banks (kiwanja), on Flickr
Just in case you need an encouraging word, no, you are not too old!!

I am 48 years old and have three sons: 10, 9, and 5 years old.

So, I was 43 years old when the youngest was born.

All three were high risk because of my age, and had scary numbers, but we opted not to have amniocentesis done for any of them.

The only thing wrong with any of them is that they are WILD, messy, bug-eating, noisy boys!!

They were all born via C-section after unproductive labors; otherwise, everything was just fine.

If your age is your worry, I hope you'll think of this old geezer with YOUNG children who are healthy enough to drive her crazy!!

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Image: The Sperm Meets Egg Plan: Getting Pregnant Faster, by Deanna Roy. Published: Casey Shay Press (October 9, 2012)The Sperm Meets Egg Plan: Getting Pregnant Faster
by Deanna Roy
 -- The Sperm Meets Egg Plan is a step-by-step guide to achieving pregnancy without taking invasive tests, charting temperatures, or making mistakes in predicting your ovulation that result in mistimed attempts at fertilization.

Designed by Deanna Roy after months of trying made her believe she had a fertility problem, the plan will help you time intercourse whether you have a typical or atypical cycle. It includes adjustments for common fertility problems, what to do if you are over forty, and considerations for trying again after a pregnancy loss.

This booklet includes 40 pages of instruction plus a 10-page sneak peek of Deanna's book Baby Dust. It should be a free download.

This booklet is a THANK YOU to all the women who have supported Deanna's web site since the loss of her first baby in 1998.


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A woman's fertility falls after the age of 35, but many an older woman has been surprised when she has fallen pregnant with an unplanned baby in her late 40's or even early 50's.

Cherie Blair, the Prime Minister's wife, was certainly not alone in assuming that her fertility was negligible only to be surprised and delighted to be proved wrong.

Late pregnancy can and does happen, and for this reason it is important to get correct advice about contraception even beyond the menopause.

Source: answers.google.com

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: 50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility
-- 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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Image: Geoffrey Sher, MD | 30+ years experience with In Vitro Fertilization | Internationally renowned authority on immunologic causes of infertility
I 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... 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 IVFs.

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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Actress Marcia Gay Harden was born 14 Aug 1959.

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

A daughter, Eulala Grace Scheel, 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, born on 22 April 2004 in New York - when she was 44 1/2.





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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 LLC (March 25, 2014)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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Image: Bare chested boy - 19 days old, by Jessica Merz, on FlickrI had a beautiful baby boy, who is now 6 months old, when I was 44 years old.

I had no real problems, since even our older bodies are still quite capable.

It is only now-a-days that we have the choices previous generations didn't have, such as deciding when to stop getting pregnant.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
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 LLC (March 25, 2014)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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Image: Ruth Pointer Sayles. Photo credit: ThePointerSisters.com - All rights reservedRuth Pointer - of the famed Pointer Sisters - married her current husband in 1990 in the garden of her Malibu, California home.

When she was 47, Ruth gave birth to twins thru IVF, and now resides with her husband, in his home state of Massachusetts.

During her free time, Ruth enjoys knitting and reading.

She continues to perform solo on occasion, and still maintains a busy touring schedule as a member of The Pointer Sisters!

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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 IVFs.

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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Image: Baby running off with a chair. Stock Photo credit: Jasmine AdamsI just gave birth at 43 1/2 to a beautiful baby boy who weighed in at 9 pounds 6 ounces and has the best temperament ever! Someone asked me to post my story on this page, so here it is.

I got pregnant using a ovulation monitor right away but miscarried at 9 weeks. I decided I should go to a fertility specialist the next time as to not waste one minute of fertility time.

Everything with these guys is about success rates. If they think you will bring their numbers down, they don't really won't do too much to help you. I was told at my age (almost 43) that I should adopt or use an egg donor. I asked about medication and he said it wouldn't help me. (again protecting their success rates)

I asked for a hormone panel just to see where my fertility levels (FSH) were. The doctor called me back very surprised, and said I was still fertile. I was 6.6 and anything under 9 is considered good. He was suspicious though, and said if I came back next month and repeated the test and IF the levels were still low, he MAY consider me for a new fertility medication trial they were about to conduct.

Well guess what? I was already pregnant, and didn't need his medication! So my point is to hang in there, ask questions and really push those doctors to look beyond their success rates.

What I felt worked was using the ovulation monitor but having sex 4 days before ovulation as well as on the days of ovulation. I read an article on WebMD.com that you are actually most fertile 4 days before.

The other things I did were staying flat for at least 30 minutes afterwards or with a pillow under your hips, cutting out anything (food wise) processed and taking my prenatal vitamins. I also visualized me getting pregnant and the sperm connecting with the egg.

Sounds funny but I got pregnant twice using following this advice and luckily for me, the second one took and I now have a beautiful baby boy! Good luck to all of you.

This web site will help you and the support you get here is amazing. Keep trying and don't let anyone tell you it can't be done!

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Cooking for Fertility, by Kathryn Flynn (Actor), Tiffany Pollard (Actor), RJ McHatton (Director) | Format: DVD. Studio: Inventive Productions. DVD Release Date: May 26, 2010Cooking for Fertility
by Kathryn Flynn (Actor), Tiffany Pollard (Actor), RJ McHatton (Director) | Format: DVD
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (1 review)

-- In this 105 minute DVD, you will learn how to make 12, scrumptious, easy to prepare, fertility enhancing meals.

Discover the healing and regenerative powers of these foods and understand how time tested Chinese Medicine principles apply to your vitality and your virility!

In Cooking for Fertility, Kathryn and Tiffany walk you through fertility meal preparation, taking you beyond the recipes and into the most fertile methods for preparing your foods.

From there you can create many of your own Cooking for Fertility meals in a snap! Includes full recipes, important resources, and bonus footage to support you on your journey to conception. Enjoy!

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