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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...

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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Catherine

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 that 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 that there will be no more babies in our house.

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