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My great grandmother had her last baby at 48!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, March 19, 2006 | 0 comments

My mom's grandmother had her last at 43. My mom's father's mother (my great grandmother) had her last baby at 48! Wow....


Let me say my OB-Gyn is in her mid-40's and had a baby at about age 42.....then in mid-2004, I heard she had just delivered about age 45-46!


I got pregnant at age 42 without intervention and with my own eggs....and I got pregnant at 43 without intervention and with my own eggs.


There was an "older" couple was along with a 1 year old whom my friend assumed was their grandchild. Since they were loaded down with diaper bags and the baby, my friend offered to help them. They thanked her but refused her offer. They told her that they had worked hard to have this baby they so dearly wanted, and they really wanted to do it themselves. They went on to let her know that the mom was 51 when she gave birth.


My bus driver who is very chatty for some reason in the mornings and so the other day I thought I was going to miss my train the bus driver wanted me to run for it, and I said I would except I am preggers and can't really run too much (I did a bit though). I told her I was also high risk so did not want to take a chance.

She says to me, I don't believe in that. Her mother was 49 and conceived naturally and then a second one at 51. They are from the Caribbean. Do you think it makes a difference? She told me she was 41 and would like to give her second husband a baby so at 46 she is going to quit her bus driving job and give him kids. I bet you she will do it too. It seems women from the Caribbean are very fertile.


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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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