The incredible tale of Patricia Rashbrook, a 62-year-old child psychiatrist, realizing her ambition of becoming a mother with her second husband is told.
Patricia was having trouble becoming pregnant naturally and went to a reproductive health center for help.
Women over 40 are often not eligible for IVF in the UK, but Patricia and John were able to get assistance from a contentious Italian physician who was well-known for his unusual practices.
Patricia concealed her pregnancy at first when she returned to the UK because she was worried about what people would think of her.
In 2006, Patricia, then sixty-two, gave birth to a boy, JJ, without incident. JJ recently had his 17th birthday, illuminating the singular experience of becoming a mother at a later age.
Patricia’s choice to accept motherhood later in life gives the story an intriguing new dimension. Tell us what you think about this amazing story!