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There is a Male Biological Clock

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, April 01, 2013 | 0 comments

A kid and his dad, does it get any more cute?  Stock Photo Credit: LotusHead
Turns out that women aren’t the only ones who should be hearing the tick tock of their fertility winding down.

According to a number of recent studies, men have a biological clock too.

Unlike women, who experience a sudden drop in estrogen production, as men age their testosterone levels steadily decrease, contributing to rising incidents of everything from diabetes to infertility.

The rate of decline is about one percent per year beginning in the thirties.

Low levels of testosterone affect as many as 4 million American men, which can lead to emotional irritability, depression, loss of muscle mass and bone mineral density, and decreased energy and libido.

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Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story, by Sara Connell. Publisher: Seal Press (August 28, 2012)Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story
by Sara Connell

-- In February 2011, 61-year-old Kristine Casey delivered the greatest gift of all to her daughter, Sara Connell: Sara’s son, Finnean.

At that moment, Kristine—the gestational carrier of Sara and her husband Bill’s child—became the oldest woman ever to give birth in Chicago.

Bringing in Finn is the incredible story of one woman’s hard-fought and often painful journey to motherhood.

In this achingly honest memoir, Connell recounts the tragedy and heartbreak of losing pregnancies; the process of opening her heart and mind to the idea of her 61-year-old mother carrying her child for her; and the profound bond that blossomed between mother and daughter as a result of their unique experience together.

Moving, inspiring, and ultimately triumphant, Bringing in Finn is an extraordinary tale of despair, hope, forgiveness, and redemption—and the discovery that when it comes to unconditional love, there are no limits to what can be achieved.

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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!
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