Just to let all you hopefuls out there that this does happen!
Women can frequently become pregnant after 40's and 50's, but don't usually sustain pregnancy due to lack of hormones and health related complications, such as blood pressure problems, etc.
When there is a problem with menses, often the OB/gyn gives progesterone to promote sloughing of the lining of the uterus; this may also slough off an early embryo.
Being a nurse, I never assume anymore that a woman over 50 years old isn't pregnant, as the last call I received was from a 56 year old woman who sustained a pregnancy unassisted in any way.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Forgotten Secrets of Natural Conception - How your Mind Affects your Fertility
by Martina Pangrazzi
-- Though analysis of true stories of conception, including her own, Pangrazzi takes the reader on a journey to show them how their mind affects their ability to conceive as well as the connection we all have with the universe.
The book explores the fact that infertility appears to be on the rise, regardless of the scientific knowledge and information available about conception.
By helping the reader to recognize the signs of fertility that our own bodies give us every month, rather than relying on expensive kits, this book aims to remind women that they are a part of their own body and to listen to their inner voices.
By explaining how the subconscious mind works and how to dissolve inner blocks, Martina teaches the reader how to accept help and be more positive.
Through various simple mental exercises she reveals how to replace damaging, detrimental thoughts (such as “I will never be able to have a baby”) with a more harmonious state of mind.
The book also explores the concept that pregnancy is a highly spiritual matter, and that the whole universe is involved in creating each life. By understanding that like attracts like, readers are shown how to resolve the pressure and desperate longing for a baby.
In addition to relaxation methods and positive affirmations presented throughout the chapters, Martina also discusses different natural healing methods that help with fertility and giving the reader a better understanding of what’s available out there—and “in” there—to help with conception concerns.
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