A friend of mine just called me and she (just turned 51) got a positive pregnancy test!
She is excited that all was working right, and doubts that 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? I remember from my last pregnancy that ended in miscarriage at 44 they told me it was over 60%... is it dramatically increased at 50 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.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold, or some equally scary large number, and 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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