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A woman just had her 16th child at the age of 47.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, March 15, 2006 | 0 comments

A woman just had her 16th child at the age of 47 this year. She had a baby every year (almost) since she was in her mid twenties, but she had 2 babies in 1995, one in Jan 95 and the second one in Dec 1995. Just incredible. It is possible!!!!


And, my boyfriend's mom is always hinting that she wants another grandbaby. She doesn't think I'm too old because she had her youngest when she was 43.


Very true about pregnancies in other countries/cultures. In the U.S, Canada and England we are so prone to believing what we read and see on TV and the internet that we stop believing in our own nature. My heritage is Latin American and women have children in that culture until they reach menopause. My own grandmother and great aunt had their children AFTER age 35. They were both divorced after that so god knows if they would have had more. I am also familiar with a good number of friend's moms in New York City (where I grew up in the 60's and 70's) that had children in their mid forties.


One more story -- a lady at work has a friend who lost her only son in a car crash about five years ago. She decided to have another child and gave birth to a healthy baby girl when she was 57.


A good friend of mine here, had her third child at 46 or 47 and her husband was 10 years older than that!


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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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