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My friend's mother was 45y when she was born

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 23, 2006 | 0 comments


The one that surprised me the most was when my best friend from high school told me the other day that her mother was 45 when she was born.

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Another acquaintance’s Mother was 47 year old. My Grandmother was 43 years old... another friend gave birth at 44 and is going to have another. So it is happening...

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I am now 44 and have two children from a previous marriage; a daughter who is 23, a son who is 21 and who has a 1 1/2 year old boy himself. My husband and I have a daughter who is 6 1/2 and we are expecting another baby in June. We have been through 5 miscarriages, the last one was 2 1/2 years ago after extensive infertility treatments. After that we gave up. The reproductive endocrinologist told us that due to a sperm morphology issue we'd never again conceive on our own. So we went about our lives focusing on our youngest daughter, getting the older 2 through college, helping with the grandson. Then in October I thought I was pre-menopausal because my period was late... nope... we were pregnant.

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Cindy from Canada and I forgot to mention that I will be 45 in Feb. I have a son who will be 14 March 2005 and I am 6 weeks today. We lost one (before 10 weeks) in Sept 2002. Confirmed our fertility etc and have been trying ever since but things worked out when I began to relax. I used to get so irritated when others would tell me that!!!!

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I'm 45 and pregnant w/our first, a little girl, due March 5!

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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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