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My friend had her first child at 46 - naturally

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, February 18, 2006 | 0 comments

My friend, Debbie, had her first child at 46 - naturally (though she had a couple of miscarriages first). A lady in a local choral group, here, told me the other day that SHE was conceived when her mom was 54!!! She was child number 6 and her mom had a perfectly healthy pregnancy and baby! This lady (her name escapes me right now) is 57 already! On of my kids did a seminar the other day on her family in Quebec. Her grandmother lost the first 7 kids she had (illnesses, accidents, a fire etc- can you imagine?!) yet began again and had 7 more, 4 born after 45.


Just wanted to say that my husband's two grandmothers each had their last child at age 47, naturally conceived of course this was a LONG time ago


A women in my daughter's kindergarten class is turning 50. Her son is 6.


My great-aunt was born in December, 1906. She married in 1928. She had 3 healthy daughters in 1936, 1947, and 1951. So, she would have been 29, 40 and 44 when she had them. Strange for that time (8 years before even having the first baby and then they were several years apart), and there were obviously no fertility drugs. This is all per a family history book I got at a family reunion.


My grandmother's last pregnancy was at age 48, hers were all spaced 7-9 years apart. My last two, (naturally conceived) were born when I was 44 and 46 respectfully. My first two are now 24 and 19.


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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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