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His mom had a "surprise" baby at 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: Surprise Baby, by Arek Socha on PixabayDr. Death had me in tears for days because he insisted at 43 years old, I'd missed the boat by at least a couple years.


Yet even he confessed his own mother had a surprise baby at 48 years old.


At my recent miscarriage follow-up, my OB [obstetrical] nurse practitioner was very positive about my TTC [trying to conceive] again.

When I mentioned I wish I was a bit younger, she said she has two current patients who are 44 and 45 years old, both with healthy pregnancies.


Fertility Forum Roll Call:

Kathleen (43 years old), husband (37 years old), daughter (23 years old), son (19 years old), our first baby with my current husband is due August 8th

Charlotte (45 years old), husband (45 years old), twelveth child due November 11th

Nancy (44 years old) husband (41 years old), son (2 years old), another baby due September 19th

Dina (45 years old), I'm due this Monday - it's a boy!

Ann (45 years old), husband (40 years old), son (10 years old), daughter (5 years old), due September 30th - It's a girl!


I will be 44 years old within days of delivering this baby.

Iwill be trying again shortly after my six weeks check up.


45 years old was a great milestone for me...

Pregnant with my daughter... my first pregnancy...

So I keep holding on to that as my inspiration for my second pregnancy at 47 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 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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