She becomes pregnant at age 62 despite menopause and a barren husband: “It was a blessing
A MUM-OF-TWO, Jenny, 42, from Portland, Oregon, runs the Instagram account The Good Wifey where she’s racked up a following of 70,000 people, and is expecting a baby boy in November.
In a series of videos, she’s claimed she’s 62-years-old and describes the baby as a ‘miracle’, since she hasn’t had a period in 16 years and her husband, 72, had a vasectomy more than a decade ago
It’s safe to say that finding out she was pregnant again was a huge surprise for one woman named Jenny – known as The Good Wifey on Instagram – who had already gone through menopause.
Naturally, she presumed she couldn’t fall pregnant after her periods stopped and especially as her husband had undergone a vasectomy – a surgical sterilisation procedure.
Sharing her experience of geriatric pregnancy, Jenny described her baby as a “miracle” that well and truly surprised her and her partner.
“So this really is a miracle baby,” Jenny said on social media when she announced that she was 62 years pregnant.
After her period stopped in 2005, Jenny assumed that she would no longer be able to get pregnant – especially considering that her husband had just had a vasectomy. But somehow the couple managed to conceive a miraculous baby 16 years later.
Jenny decided to share her experience publicly to draw attention to the double standards that surround men and women.
In the comments, Jenny received messages from several people informing her that “it was not healthy to have a child after the age of 35”.
Fortunately, there were many more supportive comments, with countless mothers sharing their own experiences of being an older mother.
“I had my children at 24, 26, 28, 30, 37, 40, 43 and 48 years old. They are always blessings at all ages,” commented one woman.
“There’s nothing wrong with being an older mom. I’m so happy for you”, commented another netizen.
“I’m pregnant with twins at 42 and I had my fifth child at 40. My body tells me what it can do. I don’t pay attention to anything else”, wrote another user.
“Age does not define us! I only had my first one at 45 (not by choice, but by blessing)”, revealed another mother.