Mom had her last one at 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, March 11, 2016 | 0 comments

Image: Seven children sitting on the front stoop, by Catherine McDiarmid-Watt

I am from a family of nine children. My mom had her last one at 44 years old.

I loved having lots of siblings, but that's my experience.

If I had no siblings, and that was all I knew - then I'm sure I would have loved that experience too.

But my parents chose to have many children, and brought me into this world.


Photo credit: Seven children sitting on the front stoop, by Catherine McDiarmid-Watt
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Image: Motherhoodwinked - An Infertility Memoir, by Anne-Marie Scully. Publisher: Orchard Wall Publishing (June 10, 2014)Motherhoodwinked: An Infertility Memoir
by Anne-Marie Scully

-- Born in 1981, shortly after the first IVF baby, Anne-Marie Scully grew up in a world where infertility is a problem everyone assumes can be fixed.

Named for the frustration Anne-Marie felt when realizing that becoming a mother was not a given and that IVF was not a guaranteed 'Plan B', Motherhoodwinked documents the pain and the shame of life as an infertile woman.

But Motherhoodwinked is more than just another trying to conceive memoir, it is an important social commentary on the impact infertility has on the lives of those going through it and how the modern digital age has both helped and hindered the journey.

With heartbreaking honesty Anne-Marie takes us on a journey from her initial optimism and excitement at finally trying for a baby and fulfilling her lifelong dream to become a mother, through to her increasingly complex pregnancy plan, her experiments with holistic therapies, the NaPro program and finally her experience with ICSI and IVF.

Sometimes sad, sometimes laugh out loud funny Motherhoodwinked offers both couples going through infertility and their support networks coping skills for how to survive this lonely journey, that actually affects one in six couples.


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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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