52 and pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 3 comments

L'innocence. Stock Photo credit: omdur

I worked with a woman that was 52 and was pregnant.

No joke.

If you have not gone thru menopause yet, your odds are almost as good as anyone else's, I would think.


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The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant, by Jean M. Twenge Ph.D. Publisher: Free Press; Original edition (April 17, 2012)The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant
by Jean M. Twenge Ph.D.

-- Complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all.

And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all — the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time.


A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information — sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging — that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story.


The good news is:
There is a lot less to worry about than you’ve been led to believe. 


Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving, how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner, and how to handle the great sadness of a pregnancy loss; as well as how to know when you’re ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet.

Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy.


With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.


Paperback: 256 pages
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Catherine

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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3 comments

  1. this blog gives me hope, everybody has told me since i was 42 your to old do not try to have a kid. i'm 50 years old now these women have someone to make their decision when they get old. and me i have no one so i'm going for it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    i still have hope, even im going through my 2nd year of menopause...

  3. Anonymous says:

    I'm 51 years old, still hoping, regular periods, on the clock each month, my egg jumps at the 14th day, healthy. Nobody can take my hope from me. This website helps to keep it alive.

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