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My Dr delivered a 52y, not TTC, total surprise!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, December 24, 2005 | 0 comments


My Dr delivered a 52 year old woman & her daughter (early 30's) within months of each other! I had asked him how old was the oldest healthy pregnancy he ever delivered. He said she had no problems of any kind & wasn't trying to conceive either, a total surprise.

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I also married a wonderful man 1 month before I turned 43. It took us 4 months but we conceived our beautiful healthy sweet baby james. I will be 46 in 2 weeks, and am currently pregnant again 8 weeks. The hardest thing was getting pregnant this time. We tried for about 18 months, had 2 unsuccessful iui's, and then when we least expected it got pregnant naturally. I had an u/s at 5w2d and we could already see the heartbeat. Another u/s at 7 weeks and we could hear it 147bpm. Everything is looking

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Heck my Midwife was 46 when she had her first, overweight and high blood pressure. So there!

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I'm 44, having my second child imminently, and, other than difficulty getting pregnant, have had an uneventful pregnancy (which I hope means the baby will be fine). I had no trouble conceiving #1, but after trying for two years for #2, gave up at age 43 assuming I was just too old. Then it happened accidentally at age 44.

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My doctor didn't think it was strange that I am over 40 at all. He has about 10 patients now that are all over 40. One of whom is 48. So far all of us are having healthy babies.


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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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