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Morgan, a mom at 51 - it came as a total surprise!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, March 28, 2006 | 0 comments


Morgan, Tacoma, Washington, Became a mom at 51, Child: Auriel, 2 1/2
When I got married for the second time, at 44, I knew I wanted to have a baby and was running out of time. I got pregnant right away but had a miscarriage. After that, I thought it was too late to conceive naturally, and we decided against any kind of fertility treatments. But six years later, this pregnancy just happened -- and it came as a total surprise. We both were thrilled!


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My aunt had a miscarriage at the age of 47 and a child at 49.

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She was lucky: she went on to have three more children, including Emma, to whom she gave birth at 51 using her own egg and infertility treatments. Hewlett says she understands "baby hunger."

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"I didn't know women your age could have babies," the young woman blurted out. We were both looking at crib quilts at a church bazaar, and she had asked me who was going to have a baby. "I am," I replied, thinking she couldn't miss my pregnant belly, swollen large in the eighth month. Yes, admittedly my hair was quite grey for my 49 years, but I didn't feel that old.

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"I know medically you could get pregnant up to the age of 50,” says Ani Vartanian.

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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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