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Turned 47 & found she was 16w pregnant!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, December 23, 2005 | 0 comments

She just turned 47 in May and found out last week that she is 16 weeks pregnant. The doctors said that everything looks great and they are going to do the amnio today. She and her husband have been married since college, tried for a pregnancy all of their married life and gave up two years ago when her periods became irregular. Since she has only had scanty periods, she never event considered that she was pregnant and it was not until she noticed her stomach getting a little thick that she had a light bulb go off.


July 1st 2003, our little surprise, Kaitleen, made her appearance into our family, when I say surprise, (at my age at the time 46 and husband 53) and with 4 grown children, 29-20 yrs. everything went smooth, no complications, our 4 children and spouses/g/or b/friends were all waiting patiently in the hospital.


Where I work a woman's sister in law got pregnant at 46. They had tried for years and just gave up. Then were shocked years later when it happened.


Not only is it possible, but we just had a board member give birth at the age of 47. She did deliver early so I can't say it was complication free, but baby is doing well.


I had a grandmother have my last aunt at 48 so it did not seem so off the wall to me.


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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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