A 46-year-old woman in her eighth month of pregnancy took part in a marathon recently held in Boston (the USA).
She covered 42 km within seven hours.
New York resident April Noan, who is to become 47 years old in several weeks, said her doctors and organizers of the marathon allowed her to participate in the heat.
What is more interesting, the woman does not understand, why people make so much fuss about her deed?
Her opinion is, pregnancy is not a disease. Women in past centuries treated pregnancy especially seriously only when it came to its end.
Photo credit: 2010 Boston Marathon - elite women, by JD (Kinchan1), on Flickr
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The 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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