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Mother in law got pregnant at 50! (no DE there!)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, February 26, 2006 | 0 comments

One of the acupuncturists that I go to, mother in law had her son at 38, then nothing but got pregnant at 50 with his sister! (no DE there!).


There are two of us pregnant on the pregnancy board and over 45. I am 45.5 and 8 weeks pregnant and Bing is 46 and 27.5 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby. My own egg on a natural cycle IUI (no stim meds).


We had a amazing story today....sort of a slap in the face to all the docs who kept poo-pooing this wonderful patient: 46 year old....never been pg.....highest FSH: 65!!!!!!!!! (CD 2, E2: 102 so the FSH was really much higher) Several IUIs (IVF with own eggs not an option in our clinic if over 42 or FSH over 15...whatever) DE speech over and over and over. Last cycle...LTZ with boosting. One follie. *************PREGNANT************* bHCG: 20,000 !!!!!!! (She didn't do a HPT since she just knew there was no chance. Finally broke down after no period for 4ish weeks.)


I saw my ob today and, in passing, she said I shouldn't be worried about my age (which actually I wasn't!) because she had a 47 year old lady give birth to twins last week. I live on an island with a total population of 80,000 so it's not like this lady is one in millions. I don't know if the conception was assisted or not but it's another small piece of evidence that it does happen.


My mom had me at 45 and my grandma had 17 (YES SEVENTEEN) kids with the last set of twins born when she was 50 and 52 respectively...


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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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