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My husband and I were TTC [trying to conceive] for nearly 4-1/2 yrs, but we were unsuccessful.

At ages 46 and 42 years old, we decided to apply for an adoption program within the county where we live.

Before we completed the adoption classes in March, we found out we had conceived in February.

Unfortunately, we miscarried at only five weeks along.

My OB/GYN encouraged me by saying at least we knew I had the capability to get pregnant.

My younger sister had done research on estrogen dominance, of which I had many of the symptoms.

So, after the miscarriage, I started a progesterone cream treatment, and two months later, we were pregnant!

We had a healthy, full-term pregnancy and gave birth to a beautiful little girl, just one month before I turned 43 years old.

I have been very uncertain about having another child at my age (I'm 44 years old now).

But after reading all of these wonderful and encouraging comments, maybe we will TTC this year!

Posted By Stacy Y. on 2006-08-25


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Image: The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4, by Cari Rosen. Publisher: Vermilion (September 12, 2011)The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4
by Cari Rosen

-- Whatever your age, becoming a mum for the first time brings with it excitement, anxiety and numerous challenges.

But how do you cope when, to top it all, you discover you are old enough to be the mother of everyone else in your NCT group?

The story of one woman, one new baby, a slipped disc and rather too many wrinkles, The Secret Diary of a New Mum (Aged 43 1/4) follows the tale of a midlife mum as she tries to make the transition from experienced TV producer to utterly inexperienced parent.

One in five babies is born to a mum over 35, and the number of over 40s giving birth has doubled.

The first humorous narrative account of what it's really like to be a midlife mum - whether it's deftly side-stepping any questions about age and baby number two or weeping as younger counterparts ping back into their size ten jeans within thirty seconds of giving birth.

This is the thoroughly entertaining, insightful and often hilarious account of what happens as you face up to menopause and new motherhood at the same time.

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I know someone who got pregnant at 52 years old.

She had a great pregnancy, easy birth, and a healthy baby.

She is trying for another baby now, and she is 54 years old.

Good luck and best wishes to you!


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Image: Managing The Stress Of Infertility: How To Balance Your Emotions, Get The Support You Need, And Deal With Painful Social Situations When You're Trying To Become Pregnant, by Carol Fulwiler Jones MA. Publisher: Carol Fulwiler Jones (January 17, 2013)Managing The Stress Of Infertility:
How To Balance Your Emotions, Get The Support You Need, And Deal With Painful Social Situations When You're Trying To Become Pregnant
by Carol Fulwiler Jones MA

-- Are You In Treatment For Infertility?
Do you get upset when you attend baby showers or go to malls full of baby strollers and pregnant women?
Do you feel like crying when friends or family ask a question like, Are you still trying to get pregnant?
Do you wish your husband would be more supportive and take a more active role in your fertility and conception treatments?
Are you spending too much time worrying about becoming pregnant?
Do you feel like your body has betrayed you every time you start your period?
Do you feel helpless, powerless, and out of control?

This Book Will Help You:
• Manage Your Emotions
• Get Your Husband To Be More Supportive And Involved
• Deal With Painful Social Situations
• Ease Your Frustrations
• Regain A Sense Of Control

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Earlier this summer, my obstetrician doctor told me about one of his patients.

She was pregnant at 52 years old!

She had an easy pregnancy, and quick labor and birth.

Now she has a beautiful healthy baby boy.

So I think you still have plenty of time to have that baby!



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Image: Best of 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility, by Infertile Naomi. Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 18, 2013)Best of 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility
by Infertile Naomi

• Have you ever cried in a restaurant bathroom because you got your period?
• Do you feel like everyone on Facebook is pregnant but you?
• Do you examine the toilet paper on a regular basis?
• Do you have more fertility medication in your fridge than food?

If you relaxed and it didn't happen, this is the book for you! Based on the popular blog, 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility, this book explores the humorous side to making a baby.

From early morning fertility appointments to getting mad at your husband because he took a business trip when you were ovulating, this inspirational book is a reminder to laugh through life's challenges and to keep believing when your uterus says I've had enough.

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Count me into the over 45 club...

I'll be less than one week short of 46 years old when my little girl is due to be born in May.

We weren't trying to conceive, and this was quite a shock!

No interventions, only the surprise of it not being in menopause and being positive pregnancy.

Opted out of all the tests except amnio. I did have the amnio.

Positive for T21 (downs).

So far no other issues. Being old gets me an ultrasound every month.

Really great pregnancy so far.

This is my sixth child, and this child will be 11 months younger than my first grandchild.

When I went in for my first OB appointment, my doctor told me there were other patients my age in there.

I had asked if I was the oldest - he said No way!

That made me feel a little better... - Maria


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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 FREE 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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On the pregnancy graduation thread, the oldest woman thus far on the board was also a natural conception at 48 years old.

With her delivery happening just before her 49th birthday.

It came as a complete surprise for both her and her boyfriend.

Her baby was a healthy boy, delivered in 2005.

Unfortunately, BabyCenter deletes old threads, and she no longer posts with us on the grad thread as being a single working mom is quite a job.

I remember her posting pics of herself and belly and baby, and she looked great.

I believe it was a fairly uneventful pregnancy.


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Image: The Mind-Body Fertility Connection: The True Pathway to Conception, by James Schwartz. Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2008)The Mind-Body Fertility Connection: The True Pathway to Conception
by James Schwartz

-- Now there is new hope for the millions of women worldwide who have had difficulty trying to conceive.

The Mind-Body Fertility Connection explores the feelings, emotions, and beliefs that may be blocking conception, and it provides the necessary tools to create a successful pregnancy.

By bringing together the latest scientific data and innovative mind-body techniques, this book unveils a new pathway to conception: a pathway of healing through the emotions which allow women to unblock the potential for childbearing.

This book dissects the feelings, beliefs and old emotional injuries which often create subconscious obstacles that can disrupt an otherwise healthy functioning reproductive system.

It delves into an unexplored realm that not only exposes the hidden barriers which can cause infertility but also reveals the secrets that can lead to a successful pregnancy.

The Mind-Body Fertility Connection helps women experience their fertility as a journey of empowerment and presents a fresh new perspective on how to create conception.

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Well, it was great to hear of other mothers over 45 years old.

I am 48 years old, and just found out I am pregnant.

I had a baby at 42 years old, which I felt I was a dinosaur then.

Wow - do I feel like a dinosaur now!!

The doctor had told me she didn't know any woman, over 44 years old, who had conceived on her own.

Well, I told her to change the story to over 48 years old!


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Image: Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future, by David Wolfe. Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (April 28, 2009)Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future
by David Wolfe

-- Superfoods are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods that have recently become widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential.

In this lively, illustrated overview, well-known raw-foods guru David Wolfe profiles delicious and incredibly nutritious plant products such as goji berries, hempseed, cacao beans (raw chocolate), maca, spirulina, bee products, and a host of others.

As powerful sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats and oils, essential fatty and amino acids, and other nutrients, they represent a uniquely promising piece of the nutritional puzzle.

Each superfood is described in detail, accompanied by easy and delicious recipes.

This accessible guide presents persuasive arguments, based on sound science, for the pivotal role of superfoods in promoting nutritional excellence, health and well-being, beauty enhancement, sustainable agriculture, and the transformation of diet, lifestyle, and the planet.

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Image: Huichol women and children, on Wikipedia
You know (here is another story!) the Hoichol Indians who live in a remote area of Mexico have babies right up until about age 60.

And births over age 60 are not unheard of.
The reason is they have not been exposed to the media, and the women never heard their eggs get old.

That really made me think about how much we are affected simply by what we have been told, whether it is true or not -- if we believe it is true, it will be true for us.


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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 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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I am pregnant at 47 years old.

Is there anyone out there who also had their first child at 47/48 years old?

I am in need of some advice...

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One of my grandmothers was 48 years old when she had my Aunt, who is only one month older then I am.

She also had at least two other children in her 40s, with no medical help.

I'm holding on to this information as increasing my chances.

Good Genes and all!

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My grandmother's sister gave birth at 43 years old (surprise baby), after they told her for over 13 years she would never have a second child.

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One woman I know had her first child at the age of 49 years


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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 30's and plummet to less than 50 percent when she's in her 40's.

The good news is that 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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Image: Portrait of a baby boy in a green hat, by Greyerbaby / Lisa RunnelsHi, I am Erna, 48 years old.

Traveling used to be my passion, and I never found time to settle down.

Finally, at the age of 40 years old, I meet my husband and found peace of mind.

Neither of us had been married before or had children.

We briefly thought about having children but dismissed the thought by thinking we were too old anyway.

After all, you did not hear or read a lot about women who became a mother after 40, the whole society is focused on younger mothers.

Anyway, to our great surprise I turned out to be pregnant at 47 years old, I only found out after about two months along.

I had the luck I was seeing a great doctor, and he gave me a lot of confidence.

After 42 weeks, labor started naturally and a beautiful healthy baby boy was born.

I never dreamt a child could give such joy to your life and now I sometimes regret I did not go for it earlier.

But such is life, you take it as it comes, and it is no guarantee you would have been happier if you had acted differently.

My son is one and a half years old now, and I still enjoy every day!

I am from Amsterdam, Netherlands.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4, by Cari Rosen. Publisher: Vermilion (September 12, 2011)The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4
by Cari Rosen

-- Whatever your age, becoming a mum for the first time brings with it excitement, anxiety and numerous challenges.

But how do you cope when, to top it all, you discover you are old enough to be the mother of everyone else in your NCT group?

The story of one woman, one new baby, a slipped disc and rather too many wrinkles, The Secret Diary of a New Mum (Aged 43 1/4) follows the tale of a midlife mum as she tries to make the transition from experienced TV producer to utterly inexperienced parent.

One in five babies is born to a mum over 35, and the number of over 40s giving birth has doubled.

The first humorous narrative account of what it's really like to be a midlife mum - whether it's deftly side-stepping any questions about age and baby number two or weeping as younger counterparts ping back into their size ten jeans within thirty seconds of giving birth.

This is the thoroughly entertaining, insightful and often hilarious account of what happens as you face up to menopause and new motherhood at the same time.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 256 pages
Click to order/for more info: The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4

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