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Aunt had a healthy baby at 51

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 0 comments

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My husband has a friend whose aunt gave birth to a healthy baby girl at 51 years old.

This was many years ago, so it was definitely using her OWN eggs.

Donor eggs were not available that long ago...


Oh, I meant to say... my cousin had twins last year...

It was not planned... it just happened.

She was 48 years old at the time she got pregnant.


Also, my sister works with a woman who decided at 45 years old she wanted to have a baby.

She went off her BCPs [birth control pills] and got pregnant the following month.

She delivered a healthy baby girl.


I was so down this morning, and so I went for a walk along the beach and had a coffee with my friend.

I just unloaded my doubts about turning 45 years old, and TTCing [trying to conceive].

A lady asked if she could park her baby next to us, as we were at a table near the door.

When she came back, she sat at the table next to us.

It was obvious she was an older mum.

I told her I was after what she had!

She told us she was 45 years old - yep she was my age!

I believe it was God's appointment we should meet - he was saying What problem?


Just wanted to let you know I was 45 going on 46 years old when I got pregnant.

What I did was go on Fertilty Blend and I was pregnant in two weeks.

I just had another baby boy on January 25, 2005.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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