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Pregnancy After 50 Risky But Not Impossible

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 0 comments

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Despite high rates of prematurity and pregnancy complications, the outcome of pregnancies after the age of 50 is generally good, according to two new studies.

Researchers at Isreal's Sheba Medical Center looked at women who gave birth in their 50s and beyond, and found the risks were greater for them than their counterparts who were only a decade younger, but babies were generally healthy.

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have said despite the elevates risks, does not mean that women shouldn't attempt pregnancies later in life if they feel it's the right thing for them to do.

Image: Hot Flashes Warm Bottles: First-Time Mothers Over Forty, by Nancy London. Publisher: Celestial Arts; 1 edition (April 19, 2001)Hot Flashes Warm Bottles: First-Time Mothers Over Forty
by Nancy London

-- The first prescriptive and anecdotal guidebook for the multitudes of older moms, and distills the wisdom, insight, and practical advice gathered during her years as a therapist and support group leader.

With tips for renewing physical and sexual energy, parenting after infertility and adoption, balancing career and family, and caring for elderly parents, the personal stories from these older moms are often humorous, sometimes surprising, but always reassuring.

Without exception, the reader will be left with the comforting knowledge that she is not alone on her journey.

Hot Flashes fills a much-needed place in the parenting field, at a time when more and more women are embracing motherhood later in 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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