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Shannon, then 44, gave birth to her third child.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, March 03, 2006 | 0 comments

Yet for most people who miscarry -- even those who suffer multiple losses -- the odds are in their favour that, eventually, they will carry to term. And my own remarkable reproductive fate should serve as a beacon of hope for many couples caught in this storm. On Oct. 13, 2002, Shannon, then 44, gave birth to our third child, Aidan.


I don't know if this will help or not, but my Mom had me when she was 48 and my Father was 53. Quite a surprise to them back in 1961!


My own paternal grandmother had my father when she was 49.


My husband and I didn’t get married until 45, and have been trying ever since. We are just now pregnant for the 1st time with a singleton at age 49.


Of course, I was 46 when I had my first baby via IVF. I am now 47, and hoping my husband will agree to try for one more this fall via FET.


1,702 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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