Patricia Hodge had babies at 42 and 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, November 01, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: Calendar Girls star Patricia Hodge says she is considering cosmetic surgery
Patricia Hodge - The Lincolnshire-born actress, well-known for her role as Phyllida Erskine-Brown in Rumpole of the Bailey, gave birth to sons Alexander and Edward in her forties, after 12 years of infertility.

Patricia Hodge had Alexander at 42 and Edward at 45.

Hodge is realistic about some of the drawbacks of being an older mother: If you have children in your twenties when you are still young and active, you can run around with them all day.

I dread to think how I will feel when I am in my sixties and having to deal with adolescents.


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility, by Martha Diamond, David Diamond and Janet Jaffe. Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (June 1, 2005)-
Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility
by Martha Diamond, David Diamond and Janet Jaffe

-- For people experiencing infertility, wanting a baby is a craving unlike any other. The intensity of their longing is matched only by the complexity of the emotional maze they must navigate.

With insight and compassion, Drs. Janet Jaffe, Martha Diamond, and David Diamond-specialists in the field of Reproductive Psychology who have each experienced their own struggle with infertility-give couples the tools to:

 • Reduce their sense of helplessness and isolation
 • Identify their mates' coping styles to erase unfair expectations
 • Listen to their unsung lullabies--their conscious and unconscious dreams about having a family -- to mourn the losses of infertility and move on.

Ground-breaking, wise, and compassionate, Unsung Lullabies is a necessary companion for anyone coping with infertility.

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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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