12/07/2012 12:36 pm ET

First-Time Mom At 50: Menopause And Motherhood All At Once

At an age where most of her friends were sending their kids off to college or becoming grandparents, Sarah Frahm, 49, and husband Carlos Mora, 50, were just bringing a newborn baby home from the hospital.

“It’s kind of wacky and crazy, going through peri-menopause with a baby,” observes Frahm with a laugh. “You’re so hot in the middle of the night you’re opening all the windows -- then you’re absolutely freezing cold. So when the baby cries in the next room, you’re awake anyway.”

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