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Neighbour's mother unexpectedly conceived at 52

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, February 16, 2006 | 1 comments

We have a neighbour whose mother unexpectedly conceived at 52, if I remember her age correctly. Mother and baby were fine. He's now grown and married and a great help in her old age.


Also, one of my good friends had her son at age 44. She thought she was menopausal but surprise, her miracle baby came. It's been known to happen for many of us after 40. Good Luck!!


My mother-in-law was 47 when my husband was born, and they had a wonderful relationship. He has older siblings as well.


My joy of my life, my wife, was considered a 'change of life' baby. Her mother was 46 years old when she had my wife, her first child. Doctors had told here previously that she couldn't have a child, and two years after she adopted a troubled youth, she had my wife. And 3 1/2 years later she had a son.


I know that St Frances Cabrini was a late-life child; her mother was over 50. Had her momma (who was in very poor health) initially listened to her doctor, a great Saint would not have been allowed to be born (Francesca Cabrini was the youngest of thirteen children. Stella Cabrini was fifty-two years old when Francesca was born.)


1,641 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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  1. That last entry is funny to me because I went to St. Francis Cabrini grade school and I had never heard that story. It turns out that I had my first (and probably only baby at 44).

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