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Finding Information Online for Parents-to-be Over 40

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, December 21, 2020 | 1 comments

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More and more people are delaying parenthood until they are in their forties or even older.

Women over 35 getting pregnant, are the fastest-growing demographic in our modern world.

With the increased prevalence of older parents, it seems there is also increased controversy, discussion and resources swirling around the “older parents” movement.

There is a bevy of information online for older parents - whether you are considering adoption or pregnancy and birth, are interested in how children of older parents do in comparison to those whose parents are younger, or just want to gather information.

A couple of the best resources listed is my Stories of Pregnancy blogs!

🤰🏻 Stories of Pregnancy and Birth Over 44 is a fun site with a collection of thousands of stories and articles about and by older mothers. This resource focuses on women who give birth to biological children after the mid-forties, not necessarily parents who have adopted.

🤰🏻 Pregnancy Stories By Age -- My goal is to simply share stories I find online, for inspiration - to those trying - and comfort to those who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant!... Sort of a chicken soup for the TTCing over 44 soul!

More resources:

🤰🏻 While this site is in the United Kingdom, Mothers Over 40 is a positive and encouraging site with articles, resources and links relating to over forty parenting.

🤰🏻 Hot Flashes, Warm Bottles is a book written by Nancy London, M.S.W. is a great, about-time book for moms who are older. has a wealth of information for adoptive parents over the age of forty online. This site provides stories, articles and links to other resources for older parents.

🤰🏻 For a positive spin, the article What are the Advantages of Having Children Later in Life written by Jan Anderson. This article has a nice, first-hand approach and lots of encouragement and personal experience information.

🤰🏻 You Can Get Pregnant Over 40 says, If you are over 40 and trying to conceive without success, or if you continually miscarry, you start to believe a successful pregnancy over 40 is impossible. I'm here to tell you that it was possible for me - naturally.

🤰🏻 Fertility Over 40 -- With over 12 years experience supporting women just like you. We know what works and what doesn't. Plus we give you the support and expertise of your own fertility coach! Join the thousands of other women who have achieved pregnancy over 40! Free membership to receive updates and free fertility tips.

🤰🏻 Age and Fertility (free booklet)

Image: How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility, by Greg Wolfe. Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; 1 edition (August 10, 2010)
How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility
by Greg Wolfe

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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. Anonymous says:

    Thanks - this is great info!

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