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Both my grandmothers had last child at 43 & 46 respectively...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, March 14, 2006 | 0 comments

When my mom researched her family tree she was amazed at how many women had children right from when they married at 15 or 16 (the research went back to 1529 AD, when early marriage was normal), until right when the menopause hit at 48 or even 50. Both my grandmothers had their last child at 43 and 46 respectively...


My husband and I tried for 2 years and thought we just could not conceive. Just when we had given up, I got pregnant with our son Benjamin. We hadn't even tried that month and yet, there it was... a + HPT. I was just shy of turning 42. Sadly, we lost our precious son to premature birth at 22 weeks. However, God blessed us with another child just 5 short months later and I gave birth, at age 43, in Dec. 2004 to my daughter Emma. can happen.


My husband and I married when I was 41 and a bit, and were TTC for about 18 months before I got pregnant. I turned 43 a few weeks afterwards. I'm at 20 weeks now, so pretty hopeful for this, our first baby!


We just found out that she is expecting and they are well into their forties, I'd say 44 for her at least.


My mother-in-law had my husband at 45... And that was 36 years ago. AND he's got a brother 15 months younger. AND his Dad was 60 when he was conceived!!!!!


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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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