March 17, 2023

A Woman Has Become A Mum At 47 After Mistaking The Early Signs Of Pregnancy For ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ

A Woman Has Become A Mum At 47 After Mistaking The Early Signs Of Pregnancy For ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ

Tania Behrns closed the door on becoming a parent aged 44 as she believed she was ‘too old’ to fall pregnant. At 44, Christchurch-based beauty therapist Tania Behrns closed the door on the possibility of becoming a parent as she assumed she had passed her window of conceiving.  Three years later, she missed her ᴘᴇʀɪᴏᴅ just six weeks into a new relationship with her ex-partner.     

Now 48, she is a proud mum to one-year-old Anastasia Bracken. She have always been career-focussed so she accepted that she was never going to be a mum. Until she have met her partner a few years later, she was dating  for a total of seven weeks and missed a ᴘᴇʀɪᴏᴅ.

“I was suddenly super tired all of the time but I wasn’t worried at all. I assumed ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ had started but my friend persuaded me to take a pregnancy test” she said

She only bought it to humour her as she didn’t think it would be possible to naturally conceive in her late forties. She was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ

“I was in disbelief until 12 weeks as I didn’t think it was possible for someone my age to have a baby. The first trimester was really scary. I thought I would miscarry because of my age and worried about the baby having Dᴏᴡɴ Sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ.” she said

Her prregnant journey  has a perfect pregnancy. Everything was be fine.  Tania decided to have an elective c-section at 39 weeks and Anastasia was born on May 19 weighing 6lb 6oz.

She adds: “I was so emotional, it was surreal seeing this little baby for the first time. She was perfection, I knew she was a miracle. I didn’t know anything about motherhood but I am learning along the way. We are a team, she is the happiest baby and so chilled. She is my first priority.

Whilst most people were thrilled for Tania, some questioned why she would want to bring a child into the world at her age.

She said: “I haven’t received any negative comments to my face but I know some people have wondered why I would have a baby in my late forties. But why wouldn’t I? A termination wasn’t even an option. I am proof that whatever is meant for us, will happen. Anastasia is a true miracle.”


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