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Peri-natologist had 51y old patient who conceived naturally

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, April 07, 2006 | 0 comments


NOW, for the encouraging news! I asked the peri-natologist about his oldest patient. He said he had a 51-year old patient who had conceived naturally and delivered a healthy baby! It can happen!

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I've been working at a hospital in Detroit and one of the therapists I work with told me this situation. Apparently a 48yr. old woman went to her Dr. complaining of not feeling good, etc. The Dr. did a pregnancy test and sure enough, this woman was pregnant. She hadn't been trying and this came as a real surprise. It sounds like this was a first child for both her and her husband. I thought this was uplifting so I wanted to share it with everyone.

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I know there has been some discussion about age and birth defects. This specialist had a chart, and for women my age (46), there is a 1 in 20 chance of Down's Syndrome and a 1 in 10 chance of some type of chromosonal abnormalities. I was very blessed....my results came back, and I'm carrying a healthy baby girl, with no chromosomal abnormalities.

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I'm almost 47 (two weeks!), and married late in life (well, there was that "starter" marriage two 15 years prior, but no kids, thank god). My husband and I have two living children -- one son born when I was 41 1/2, and one daughter adopted at 6 months of age from Russia when I was almost 44. I am also, somewhat unbelievably to me, 16 weeks pregnant now.

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I'm 47, but I thought I was entering menopause and assumed the missed period was confirmation. Last month I bought two books on menopause. You'd think I would know better - this is #12 for me. Ages 18 months to 29 years. DH is 53. We are excited (children are a blessing!) and a little nervous. I though having one at 45 was huge. Now here I am again. I believe my due date is July 15.

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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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