Susie Troxler, who is 50 years old and has battled infertility for years, has given birth for the first time at the age of 50.
Susie Troxler, a psychologist in High Point, North Carolina, gave birth to their daughter, Lily Antonia Troxler, on Sept. 29, 2021, after a decade of trying.
This will be her and her 61-year-old husband Tony Troxler’s first Thanksgiving as parents.
The Troxlers tried IVF multiple times but were unable to generate a viable embryo, so they turned to egg donation.
Susie Troxler had her first embryo transfer in late 2019, but it failed. The coronavirus pandemic broke out in the United States a few months later, in spring 2020, putting their plans for a family on wait for about a year owing to pandemic regulations.
The Troxlers chose to try their final viable embryo, a frozen embryo, earlier in 2021, believing it to be their last chance.
Susie’s pregnancy was discovered a few weeks later.
She expressed her feelings over the pregnancy by saying, “I don’t even have words for it.”
Tony Troxler described finding he would be a first-time father as “wonderful and bizarre.”