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His mother had a "surprise" baby at 48.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, January 25, 2006 | 1 comments

Even Dr. Death who had me in tears for days because he insisted that at 43 I'd "missed the boat" by at least a couple years WITHOUT EVEN MEETING ME IN PERSON OR EXAMINING ME, confessed that his own mother had a "surprise" baby at 48.


At my recent miscarriage follow-up, my OB nurse practitioner was very positive about ttc again. When I mentioned that I wish I was a bit younger, she said she has current patients that are 44 and 45 years old with healthy pregnancies.


Kathleen(43), DH(37), DD(23), DS(19) #1 for DH due 08/08/05
Charlotte (45), dh (45) #12 due 11/10/05
Nancy (44) DH (41) DS (2) EDD 9/19/05
Dina (45) I'm due this Monday 5/9 - it's a boy!
Ann 45, DH 40, DS 10, DD 5, EDD 9/30/05 It's a girl!


I will be 44 within days of delivering and will be trying again after six week check up.


45 was a great milestone for me...pregnant with my daughter...first I keep holding on to that as my inspiration for a second pregnancy at 47!


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 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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  1. Cupcake says:

    Wow...this is inspiring!!! Thank you for sharing this!

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