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62-Year-Old Mom of Two Is Pregnant Again–20 Years After Starting Menopause

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After menopause most women are content, if maybe a little sad, knowing they don’t have to deal with painful period cramps or long, difficult childbirths anymore. But not Lina Alvarez.

Despite going through menopause at 42, the 62-year-old Spanish doctor is pregnant again.

Alvarez already has two sons: a 10-year-old and a 27-year-old with special needs. But she knew she wanted another baby. Only most doctors said no.

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“Some years ago I met a gynecologist who agreed to help me if the tests were OK and they were positive so he planted an embryo.”

The chance of success was low: only 6 percent. But Alvarez is now eight-months pregnant with a little girl she has already named. The girl, she says, is growing normally, and she currently weighs 4.4 pounds.

So what motivated her to have another child?

Due to a doctor’s error, Alvarez’s oldest son’s head was damaged resulting in his current condition. It also ended her marriage. Alvarez is his primary caregiver and must attend to him at all times.

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“For years I cried every day because I could not face my son’s disease. He had to be in hospital twice a week,” she said.

But her pregnancy has lifted her spirits.

“I am happy because I am living now my reward for so much suffering. It is a miracle.”

via DailyMail.co.uk

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