Healthy Babies in their 40s

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Caring mother, by limaoscarjuliet / Pawel Loj, on Flickr
The other thing that I thought be "in my favour" was some family medical history...

I have a couple of female cousins who had successful pregnancies ( both were "oops") - and healthy babies born well into their 40's.

One cousin was 48 years old when her daughter was born.


Photo credit: Caring mother, by limaoscarjuliet / Pawel Loj, on Flickr
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir, by Victoria Hopewell. Publisher: Epigraph Books (October 4, 2011)Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir
by Victoria Hopewell

-- Victoria Hopewell was a forty-something divorced clinical psychologist when she met and married a longtime bachelor whose ninety-year-old parents were anxiously waiting for a grandchild.

Problem was, even though Victoria had two young daughters from a previous marriage, her intense desire to create a baby with her new husband was thwarted by her own body.

Her eggs were aging faster than her healthy hormones and youthful appearance would suppose.

Desperate to bear a child, willing to undergo every procedure from Lupron shots through egg harvesting and in vitro fertilization (IVF), she is blocked at every corner of medical protocol from achieving her dream of a successful pregnancy.

Finally she journeys toward acceptance of using a donor egg, much to the dismay of her growing daughters.

But no eggs are available, and she is placed on a lengthy hospital wait-list. Victoria and her husband then embark on a surrealistic egg hunt to find their own donor.

Follow her insider's account of the hidden world of egg donation-where women's eggs are bought and sold over the internet and a beautiful model with high SATs and a prior successful donation commands the highest prices.

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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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