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"Didn't think for one moment that I could be pregnant" - 44y

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, December 11, 2005 | 0 comments


Everything that I had read suggested that the chances of conceiving at 44 would be extremely slim, so rather irresponsibly my husband and I stopped using any method of birth control. Two months later when my period was late, I didn't think for one moment that I could be pregnant. I was suffering from severe abdominal cramping and assumed that my period would arrive at any moment. When I began to feel nauseous and my breasts became very tender, I took a home pregnancy test. Imagine my surprise to discover that I was pregnant - even though it hadn't been planned. Our next shock came when we had the first ultrasound scan and we were told that there was not just one baby, but two!!


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I admit that although we weren't practicing contraception, we also weren't actively trying for a baby and just adopted the attitude, "If it happens, it's meant to be". Well obviously it was meant to be because in September 2000, when I was 45½, I discovered to my delight that I was pregnant.

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Wendy, 47, from Norfolk with Kasia (born 4/3/03) at 2 weeks old. Partner Phil is 50 this year. I conceived naturally after one ectopic (only one tube) and two miscarriage, 2 & 3 years before conceiving Kasia. Phil doesn't want her to be on her own, so there may be even another attempt this year!!

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Gin from the US with daughter Hope, aged 2. Gave birth at age 41 and currently expecting another baby at the age of 44.

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Jan, 45, Freelance Writer and creator and owner of Mothers Over 40. Expecting fifth child on 2 October 2005.

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1,414 stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old!
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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 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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