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Five months pregnant at 52

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, January 26, 2018 | 0 comments

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Photo Credit: Granny, by Martyna Adamczyk
Hello all, I am 52 years old, and I am five months pregnant with my fourth child...

This was actually unplanned (and a big surprise because I thought it was menopause, I couldn’t believe it!)

But I think that I'm adjusting fine to the fact that I am getting up there (age-wise) and expecting.

Bear in mind that I have a 26 year old (with a one year old), a 19 year old, and I also have a 10 year old.

I plan to have a natural birth but I am nervous about it.

So far the pregnancy has been fine for the most part except that I have had some extreme back pain, and some heartburn as well, and I've had a lot of bed rest.

Luckily, I have a supportive husband who has always done his part and continues to do so, and my children have been very supportive.

It seems odd that my newborn will be younger than his or her niece, but I think this part will be just fine.

Image:Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood, by Martin Carnoy. Publisher: Fairview Press; 1st pbk. ed edition (May 6, 1997)Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood
by Martin Carnoy

-- A father and son interview dozens of men in their 40s and 50s to discover why these men have decided to delay parenting or start over, and how they feel about fathering children in late middle age.

The result is a timely assessment of the challenges and rewards older fathers face, as seen through their own eyes and those of their wives and children.

Men are becoming fathers at 40, 50 or more, but there is very little information on what issues they will have to deal with or how to cope with the new life phase.

Lots of anecdotes of from families with either delayed or remarried fatherhood.

It offers glimpses of societal changes as we are all living longer and healthier and as a result, may have children later.

Discusses step-kids, May-December marriages, adoption, fathers-at-home, and more.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 192 pages
Click to order/for more info: Fathers of a Certain Age



About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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