Having her 1st child at 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, July 22, 2012 | 0 comments

Stock Photo Credit: just4you - BABY BOY 2 - INFANT PORTRAITSBecky wrote: I will turn 40 shortly after my second child's birth in February. My first child, a son, is 10 years old. I'm concerned about the age gap between them. Any advice out there?

3PlusOne_Done replied: I'll be saying a prayer for you! I read a post of a woman having her 1st child at 48 on BabyFit... What a blessing for all!

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood, by Elizabeth Gregory . Publisher: Basic Books (December 25, 2007)Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood
by Elizabeth Gregory

-- Over the past three decades, skyrocketing numbers of women have chosen to start their families in their late thirties and early forties.

In 2005, ten times as many women had their first child between the ages of 35 and 39 as in 1975, and thirteen times as many had their first between 40 and 44.

Women now have the option to define for themselves when they’re ready for family, rather than sticking to a schedule set by social convention.

As a society, however, we have yet to come to terms with the phenomenon of later motherhood, and women who decide it makes sense for them to delay pregnancy often find themselves confronted with alarmist warnings about the dangers of waiting too long.

In Ready, Elizabeth Gregory tracks the burgeoning trend of new later motherhood and demonstrates that for many women today, waiting for family works best.

She provides compelling evidence of the benefits of having children later -- by birth or by adoption.

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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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