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I was childless at 32 and told I was ‘too old for kids’ – now I’m a mum of SEVEN, I’ve spent the past decade pregnant

A MUM-OF-FIVE who is currently pregnant with twins at 44-years-old has hit back at people who say she’s “too old”.

Tanis Larson says that her mission is to “challenge the narrative of pregnancy over 35”.

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Tanis uses her social media profiles to “challenge the narrative of pregnancy over 35”[/caption]

She recently revealed she is pregnant for the sixth time aged 44
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She adds that people question whether her pregnancies were planned and ask her if she “realises how old she will be” when her babies leave school

Content creator Tanis had her first child aged 32, her second aged 35 and her third aged 38.

She had her fourth child aged 40, her fifth aged 42 and is currently pregnant with twins, she assumes. 

The Alberta, Canada-based mum spent ten years pregnant but decided earlier this year to try again. 

Tanis has used IVF to conceive her children and in her most recent cycle, asked for the transfer of two embryos at once so that she could have twins. 

“JOY. That is the word I have in my heart for this upcoming transfer,” she penned in the caption of an Instagram post in August.

“It’s been so many years and I am excited to give our embryos a chance at rockin’ this life with us.”

Tanis froze her eggs back in 2010.

She shares her IVF and parenting journeys on her social media profiles and has built up a loyal following. 

In one TikTok video, she shared why she is so passionate about posting about advanced maternal age, or geriatric, pregnancies. 

“I love giving others hope if they begin their families later in life,” Tanis said. 

Fans repeatedly flock to the comments of her videos, which can tot up as much as four million views, to thank her for spreading a positive message about getting pregnant later in life.

“Thank you for telling us it’s okay to have babies later on in life,” one penned. “I’m 35 and still none.”

“This is so nice to see as I’m 33 dealing with infertility and thought it’s too late for me,” a second said. “I still have time.”

“As someone who just turned 30 and had all the people asking when I’ll have kids, this makes me feel good,” a third wrote. 

Tanis replied that she “was there” too with people questioning her family plans when she turned 30.

According to Kingston Hospital, most pregnancies in women aged 40 years and above will remain low risk to both mother and baby.

Studies have also shown that average maternal age in the UK is increasing.

One of the main risks for pregnant women over 40 is raised blood pressure, affecting roughly 1 in 10.

Around 1 in 50 will develop pre-eclampsia – raised blood pressure and protein in the urine.

September 25, 2023 at 05:47PM

from The Sun

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