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I was 46 years when I had my son

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, February 01, 2006 | 0 comments

I was 46 years and 11 months old when I had my son 22 months ago. It is possible. Good Luck!


FORT PAYNE, Ala. (May 26) - A 57-year-old great-grandmother who gave birth to a set of twins last month said Thursday she danced with her husband only hours after the delivery.
Christian Kaczur Hart and Diana Rose Angelina, conceived through in vitro fertilization, were born April 20 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham four weeks premature. Swain and her husband, Jay, brought the babies home to Fort Payne on Friday.

The couple, whose youngest child, Jimmy, is 6, said they did not want Jimmy to grow up as an only child, who was conceived naturally when she was 51! The twins were done via ART. They were on Good Morning America with the doctor (a woman) and she delivered them vaginally including the second baby who happened to be breach.


In 1998, an Indiana woman gave birth to twin girls, also at age 57. And last November, a woman in New York City gave birth to twins just days before her 57th birthday [through DE].


I was 46 when I conceived naturally after 1 1/2 years of trying. I am now the mother of a healthy 23 month old son who is the joy of my life, I would do it all over again in a heart beat. It takes a lot more out of you at this age but it is worth it and I tell everyone it keeps me young. As a side note I also have a 29, almost 30 year old son who loves his little brother!


I wanted to let you know that 33 years ago, my grandma had her 10th healthy child on her 44th birthday with no medical intervention!


1,621 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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