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Shocked to find herself pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, March 19, 2021 | 2 comments

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Can I just add in an e-mail I received, from a woman named Suzanne...

Who was shocked to find herself pregnant at the age of 48 years old!

She is already the mother of five children, her oldest child was 28 years old!

It was totally unplanned, they were not trying to get pregnant.

So it was definitely a shock!

Image: Conquering Infertility: Dr. Alice Domar's Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility, by Alice D. Domar and Alice Lesch Kelly. Publisher: Penguin Books (February 24, 2004)
Conquering Infertility
Conquering Infertility: Dr. Alice Domar's Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility
by Alice D. Domar and Alice Lesch Kelly

-- Infertility is a heartbreaking condition that affects nine million American couples each year. It causes tremendous stress, can trigger debilitating sadness and depression and can tear a marriage to shreds.

In Conquering Infertility, Harvard psychologist Alice Domar — whom Vogue calls the Fertility Goddess — provides infertile couples with what they need most: stress relief, support, and hope.

Using the innovative mind/body techniques she has perfected at her clinic, Domar helps infertile women not only regain control over their lives but also boost their chances of becoming pregnant.

With Conquering Infertility, women learn how to cope with infertility in a much more positive way and to carve a path toward a rich, full, happy life.

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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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  1. Darcy says:

    I adore these stories of being pregnant older moms. In Nov 2012 I found myself pregnant at 48 with my 7th child. I was already a grandma. Now I was a pregnant grandma, which I didn't mind at all, just an idea to get used to. My DH and I decided last year to try to make a baby sibling for the toddler to be close in age. We miscarried at 9 weeks in the summer. A week after the new year we found out that we are expecting baby # 8 to arrive in July! I'm actually really excited about joining the younger generation in being pregnant these last few years. It's kinda cool and interesting. I know a woman who had a baby last year around this time who was also in her 50's. I think it's a heroic age group to bear children. I always root for the "pregnant beyond 50" stories. I think it's fantastic. Keep 'em coming please!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have a grandma that wants to get pregnant she's 56 years old and wears diapers because she can't control her bladder. Anyone think she can get pregnant?

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