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At 48, she conceived her first & only child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 16, 2006 | 0 comments

I am an oncology nurse, and have a patient that is in her mid-50's now. She was diagnosed with breast cancer (strong family history) a few years ago. When she was 48, she conceived her first and only child, and delivered a healthy baby girl that is now around seven years old, I think. She and her DH had tried for a number of years to conceive, and it just never happened. They did explore, briefly, what might have caused their infertility when they were in their mid-thirties, but never had any conclusive answer. She actually thought she was starting to really go into menopause, but it turned out that she was PG.


I was speaking to a 64 year old man last night. His mother had him when she was 46 then one more child after him when she was 48. He is one of 23 children!!!! Now I am talking this was in Italy obviously many years ago when there was no contraception. But my point is she had a child at 48, obviously using her own eggs. There is still hope!


Just wanted to let you know that I conceived naturally at 44. I am now 11 weeks.


My mum was born on her mother's 45th birthday and her younger brother 2 days before her 48th birthday


I don't post much on this site (or any site to be honest)... but I have just received a POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST! Age 44 no children 2 miscarriages ALL NATURAL!!! I used a fertility monitor (ClearPlan Easy). On my third try... I'm a winner!!!!


1,598 stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old!



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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