My only child at 46 years old

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 0 comments

Image: BABY BOY 1 - INFANT PORTRAITS, by Justine Furmanczyk on freeimages.com
I had my only child at 46 years old, now I'm 49 years old.

I really wanted to have two children in a row, but the relationship fell apart so no go.

I couldn't get pregnant no way when I was younger -- suddenly at 46 years old, I was very fertile and had my first child.

Yes I was healthy, but I was a major coffee-drinking smoker.

I had an excellent pregnancy and an exceptionally healthy baby.

Photo Credit: BABY BOY 1 - INFANT PORTRAITS, by Justine Furmanczyk on freeimages.com
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Image: Take Charge of Your Fertility (Teach Yourself), by Heather Welford. Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton; 1 edition (September 1, 2011)Take Charge of Your Fertility (Teach Yourself)
by Heather Welford

-- Explains everything the prospective parent may need to know as they face the physical, emotional and practical challenges of trying for a baby.

It covers health issues in full, from basic biology and an explanation of fertility and cycles to outlining what supplements are useful and what aren't, and how you can maximize your chances by following a healthy diet and cutting alcohol or nicotine intake.

There are plenty of resources and guidelines for parents facing difficulties, including a guide to the medical options, and advice on how to seek further help.

It will help couples to deal with the emotional issues faced when trying for a baby, and will also give practical information on who you should tell and who you must tell, and when.

With coverage of all aspects of very early pregnancy, from do-it-yourself tests to the very first scan, it will be a useful resource which will help all prospective parents, whether looking to start or to expand their family.

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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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