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Thursday, February 01, 2007

One View of Late-in-Life Motherhood

We are not alone.
Quite the opposite. As I've often said in this blog, as Mommies-come-lately, we are part of a trend.
Some of us are first-time moms in our mid-thirties and forties. Some of us, me included, are repeater moms.
Some of us planned our late-in-life pregnancies. And some of us were oh-so-surprised.
If you stood staring in shock at a positive pregnancy test, you might want to check out Leslie Leyland Field's book Surprise Child: Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy. She understands how you and I felt because she experienced the astonishment also--with two unplanned pregnancies in her forties.

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