1. The Late Edition – Baby Boomers Becoming New Parents by BoomerYearbook.com

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This series of articles from Boomer Yearbook explores the fascinating and varied behavioral patterns that occur through parenting in later life; the pitfalls and advantages of pregnancy, birth and raising a family and coaching solutions available: Boomer Yearbook’s Guide and Coaching Strategy for the baby boomer generation.

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Finding yourself pregnant in your late forties can be something of a surprise – comparable to being hit by a freight train. Some baby boomers who are trying to get pregnant at that age are of course delighted to be in the family way but others are simply the victims of carelessness and wish they had not consumed quite so much wine on Halloween!

Psychological articles take a surprisingly casual view of pregnancy in later life and there are few, if any, speculations made on the mental health of a woman who should be planning for her retirement launching herself instead into a world of diapers and teething rings.

For many baby boomers soon-to-be-parents, the late addition to the family is the last in a series of great kids now grown up and at college or raising their own children. In a family where there are children now grown, the last of the litter often suffers as a result of being an ‘only child’ - yet not – the older fraternity had brothers and sisters to play with and fight with but the youngest, without other children at home, must find their own amusements.

Any woman who is facing her first pregnancy in her forties could be facing some trouble. Before Junior makes an appearance it is absolutely vital to stay fit, eat healthily and get plenty of exercise to get middle aged muscles in shape for the ordeal of late pregnancy and birth and avoid all the nasty complications that can be associated with giving birth as an ‘elderly primate’, as clinics so thoughtfully describe older mothers. The aches and pains of pregnancy experienced by younger women are tripled for baby boomers entering motherhood late in the game, so it is important to take care.

Be prepared for tactless remarks such as, ‘Is that a hernia?’ or, ‘I didn’t know women your age could still get pregnant’, or even, ‘Honestly, Mom, how could you!?’ Baby boomers have a cosy reputation for settling down to play golf and attending bridge games and bake sales in later life – nobody over the age of twenty expects their parents to still have reproductive organs so the prospect of a new baby brother or sister is usually something of a shock.

The secret of a happy pregnancy late in life is to stay fit, stay focused and look forward to the bonus of an entirely different parenting package. Children of older parents enjoy all kinds of benefits as a result of Mom and Dad having some work experience and older parents tend to be calmer, more grounded and spend more time with their child. Psychological articles find that older parents are better able to make sensible decisions on welfare, both physical and educational and they are more likely to appreciate the importance of a healthy diet and appropriate social opportunities for their child.

For baby boomers brave enough to enter parenthood in their older years, a late life baby can bring enormous joy and fulfilment - and an excuse to watch Disney movies, go to theme parks, and remember that youth need not be wasted on the young! Above all, a change of life child can be a blessing and not considered an elderly problem.

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