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Lucky set of genes allows some women to get pregnant naturally after 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, February 13, 2006 | 0 comments

A lucky set of genes may allow a small percentage of women to get pregnant naturally after the age 45, scientists said today. The researchers believe the genes might help slow ageing of the ovaries. For their initial research they studied a group of 250 women aged 45 and older who conceived naturally.


One famous example is Cherie Blair, who gave birth to baby Leo at the age of 45 in May 2000. Two years later she became pregnant again, but this time had a miscarriage.


I am 46, with an 18 month old son from DE, in the past 9 months since he was born I have been pregnant 3 times naturally, first last October ended in blighted ovum at 7 1/2 weeks, second was ectopic and ended at about 8 weeks, and I have just found out a few days ago I am pregnant again naturally.


I am 49, will turn 50 in two weeks. I had my daughter when I was 46 and we are now expecting twins in November.


I had a baby at 41 and am pregnant again at 44. It can happen.


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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