Susie Troxler has always longed to become a mom. She is now 50 years old.
Troxler, her first child, gave birth on September 29th at Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro (North Carolina).
Troxler, a spokesperson for the hospital said that “it was so surreal.” For that moment, everything had been in place. It’s hard to wrap our heads around. We’re no longer just husband and wife, we’re ‘mommy’ and ‘daddy.’”
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Troxler, 61, and Tony, her husband, got married in 2008. They tried several times to have their first child naturally. FOX Television Stations reports that Troxler began in-vitro fertilization and then egg donation two years later.
Troxler failed to conceive with an embryo from egg donation. Many fertility clinics were forced to close temporarily after Troxler’s unsuccessful attempt.
According to FOX, Troxler was allowed to attempt a pregnancy with another embryo after the Carolinas Fertility Institute opened earlier in this year.
“So, February 1, was our embryo transfer. The last and final embryos were transferred. [Lily]Troxler stated to FOX that it was. That was the experience.
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Troxler stated to the station that she experienced a “really blessed pregnancy”, despite her high-risk age.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG), “Women who become pregnant later in their lives have a greater risk of complications”, including preeclampsia and other adverse health effects for both the mother and her fetus.
Troxler decided to have children despite these risks.
FOX reported that she knew she would be a mother one day. “Didn’t know how it was going to happen. Didn’t know whether it was going to be natural means, IVF means, whether it was going to be adoption. It was not something we could have predicted.”
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She continued, “But we knew that we would be parents some day.” It was a natural thing.
“We wouldn’t give up,” Tony added in the press release. That faith was our strength. She was in our dreams. It would happen no matter what.
Now that she’s given birth, Troxler said she and Tony are “just honored” to be Lily’s parents.
“Medically, this was impossible, but she’s here,” Troxler said in the release.
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