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 1

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.

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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

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“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.

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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.

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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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