A 40-Year-Old Single Woman Chose To Have A Baby On Her Own

This woman proves that motherhood is strength. Without a partner and support, she made the decision to ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴇ with ᴅᴏɴᴏʀ sᴘᴇʀᴍ. Although the baby was ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ with Dᴏᴡɴ’s sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ a few weeks later, she has no regrets. Her life is complete.

Michele Elizaga made the decision to become a mother when she turned 40. She was not in a lasting relationship with anyone, yet she felt that she was missing out on something. And it wasn’t a partnership. Michele realized at that point in her life that, above all, she wanted to be a mother.

“I was single for most of my adult life and never gave up hope of getting married. But as I got closer and closer to 40 and then turned 40, I wondered if I would ever have children. I knew that my chances of becoming a mother decreased with age.”

Michele writes that it was another woman who opened this possibility for her. During one of the meetings with a friend, Michele heard from her.

And as she relates, these words revealed something so deep within her that the only answer was tears. It was a friend who suggested her solution of becoming a mother without having to meet a man.

The first step was to find a ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴄʟɪɴɪᴄ. Doctors gave her little chance and suggested preparing for many trials.

Michele writes about her steadfast belief that she would succeed and the instinct she followed. She knew that her financial resources and time for years of trial were not enough. So, as she writes:

“With one ᴠɪᴀʟ of sᴇᴍᴇɴ and all the ɪɴɪᴛɪᴀʟ ʟᴀʙ ᴛᴇsᴛs that looked fine, I was going to undergo ɪɴᴛʀᴀᴜᴛᴇʀɪɴᴇ ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.

Simple procedure, took less than ten minutes, and I was sent home with the date of the pregnancy test

I did the test a day earlier than the recommendations suggested. A few seconds after its execution, I saw two lines. I fell to my knees in the bathroom and thanked God”

After 12 weeks of pregnancy, after genetic tests, Michele was ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ with: He’s a boy, he has Dᴏᴡɴ’s sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ. She cried for a long time, but she had no doubt that she would keep the baby.

“I dreamed of a natural childbirth. However, my birth, for the sake of ʀɪsᴋ and my age, was full of ups and downs. My baby’s heart rate was steady, then it dropped. There was a vision of a natural childbirth on the horizon, but a decision was made to perform a ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. I clearly remember going to the ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ room, holding my friend’s hand and asking her a question – Will I lose my child?”

She has not lost. Matthew was taken to the I.C.U, stayed in the hospital for seven long weeks, and had sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ. They survived it all, and Michele never left him one step. “All this time I thought I chose Matthew, but knowing that he chose me was the greatest source of my strength.”

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