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Thoughts on TTCing over 40

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, December 04, 2012 | 1 comments

There is no reason why a healthy woman over the age of 40, who is having regular periods and who is otherwise in excellent health, should not be able to have a baby.

These women should be encouraged, not discouraged, especially since they will undoubtedly provide the strong foundations that a child needs in order to develop into a delightful young person.

There are too many children in the world who are unwanted and unloved - often born to young parents - so maybe all the people who are opposed to older parents should refocus their sights on those neglected children.

-- Brian MB ChB, PhD, FRCOG, UK

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I learned that although scientific studies indicate that fertility takes a dip around age 35 and a larger dip around age 39, every day nearly 1200 babies are born to American mothers between 35 and 44. I found this to be another encouraging piece of information.

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"The popular misconception that a woman's fertility suddenly drops off the edge of a cliff when she reaches 35 is greatly exaggerated."

-- Spokeswoman for the Family Planning Association

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Last week a reporter queried me on a quote a reproductive endocrinologist gave her: “2/3 of women over the age of 35 require medical intervention in order to conceive.”

These attitudes are not only wrong, they are downright harmful.

Keep in mind there is a large financial incentive for you to believe these demoralizing prognoses – reproductive medicine is an ever growing multi billion dollar per year cash industry, whose financial rewards grow exponentially when you submit to the belief that your only chance of becoming a parent is through medical intervention.

They make no money when you conceive on your own. They make maximum profit when multiple women are involved in helping you achieve a pregnancy at all costs.

-- Randine Lewis, author of Infertility Cure


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies, by Randine Lewis. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 21, 2005)The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies
by Randine Lewis

-- Infertility affects one out of six couples today.

Dr. Lewis presents a groundbreaking alternative approach to infertility, explaining how she used traditional Chinese medicine to treat her own infertility, successfully conceiving and giving birth to two children.

In Lewis's experience, women who have undergone three to six months of the dietary changes, herbs and acupuncture treatments become pregnant with no further effort.

Lewis intersperses her somewhat technical examination of the program with anecdotes about her patients, weaving in discussions on diet, herbal supplements, acupuncture, older women and problems related to infertility.

Paperback: 320 pages - Click to order/for more info: The Infertility Cure
US | Canada | UK


Hardcover: 240 pages - Click to order/for more info: The Infertility Cure
US | Canada | UK



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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 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Saw your post with a quote from Randine Lewis - Dr. Lewis has her own website now at www.TheFertileSoul.com.

    Just thought I'd let you know :)

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