"I became a mother at 40"

by Instituto Ingenes 07/12/22

Maternity is a human right for all women no matter their economic situation, nationality, race, and last but not least: age. It is one of the most important decisions in someone's life, so the perfect time is whenever they feel like it. 

It is true that, as time passes, the probability of getting pregnant decreases. Nevertheless, it is not impossible. 

Assisted Reproductive Technology has been a huge progress in medicine and changed the lives of women that dream of becoming mothers. Such is the case of Carolina, who is in her 40’s, she could have her baby, Cielo, which means “Heaven” in Spanish.

“It was the most important and beautiful news of my entire life”

“I found out I was pregnant on May 10, 2018. The doctor confirmed it and my husband sent me a photo with baby socks telling me that we were going to be parents.

Carolina stated
Carolina and Fernando welcome their daughter, Cielo, they're an Ingenes Family

"I cried a lot, it was the most important and beautiful news of my entire life. I want to enjoy her, that’s my goal now, to be with her all the time, as long as life allows me."

Carolina added

“The doctor encouraged us to continue”

My pregnancy was very peaceful because I didn’t have any discomfort; my husband was the one who had all the cravings and was always up for something sweet like desserts.

The only problem was that I developed gestational diabetes, but I keep it under control with a good diet.

Cielo wearing her Pumpkin costume for Halloween

Before we got to the Institute we tried different gynecologists and we had three inseminations, it was rough, we had been trying for more than 5 years and the last time they hurt me a lot physically.

After that, I waited a while to come here and try one last time. The first in vitro cycle didn’t work, but the doctor encouraged us to continue.

Fernando carrying his daughter

Becoming a Mother after 40? I couldn't believe it was happening

My husband and I were already 40 so he also received medication and we injected each other, we had a schedule and everything. We wanted very much to become parents and that was the cycle where we did it! 

When they took her out of my belly and I saw her for the first time, I cried with joy! My husband and my two doctors were there, she was huge! And also she had a lot of hair, I saw her and I couldn’t believe it, there were many mixed feelings and emotions when I finally saw her.

Fernando and Cielo celebrate her birthday

Her name is Cielo, she is my great blessing, smart and she has a lot of energy. She likes me to do what she says and she wants to play all the time, just one of her kisses makes me feel completely energized.

"It is important for me to show her the bright side of life, and help her transcend, and be happy"

For me, being her mom is a blessing, it is having fulfilled a dream because for some of us it can be something difficult to achieve. 

Carolina carrying Cielo after her baptism

To be able to provide my little girl with everything she needs, teach her values and love for life, show her all the good that exists and help her to transcend, I want her to be happy and do everything she imagines. 

To be able to do all that is to be a mom and I’ll be eternally grateful to my daughter for giving me this opportunity because I didn’t bring her here, it was her who chose me to be her mom”. 

Cielo looking at her Mom from her crib, she's an Ingenes baby

Are you in your 40s and looking to become a mom?

According to the data provided by the Office on Women's Health, aging decreases a woman's chances of having a baby in the following ways:

  • Her ovaries become less able to release eggs
  • She has a smaller number of eggs left
  • Her eggs are not as healthy
  • She is more likely to have health conditions that can cause fertility problems
  • She is more likely to have a miscarriage

Luckily, this is not an impediment to assisted reproductive technology. There are a lot of possibilities for every single case and age will not cause any complications

At Ingenes Institute, for 17 years we have been changing the lives of millions of people through the different programs that we offer to make the dream of being a mother come true. 

We offer you access to our multiple resources in Assisted Reproduction, such as our In Vitro Fertilization Laboratory, egg bank, sperm bank, and a wide team of Assisted Reproductive Specialists that will follow your case and will guide your whole process.  

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