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Mexican migrant worker conceived triplets naturally at 50

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 04, 2006 | 0 comments

I did hear about a Mexican migrant worker a few years back, who conceived triplets naturally. I believe she was 50.


I am 44. I have two kids - 5 and 3. I tried to conceive for nearly 10 years but could not - the doctors never found the reason. Using Momma Kath's herbs, I had 3 pregnancies in 3 years (I lost the one in the middle at 18 wks). The only thing I was doing differently during those three years was taking Momma Kath's herbs and even though I was 38-40 at the time, my fertility was the highest that it had ever been.

Then - two weeks ago - my charts (I do paper and Fertility Friend) both showed an ovulation surge. My husband and I both laughed. I was sure it was a mistake, but we had BD the night before the O without expecting it. Surprisingly, my temps stayed up. This morning I woke up (12 dpo) and gagged twice while trying to brush my teeth. Then I threw up my vitamins. I went to CVS and bought a pregnancy test. I know it isn't very sensitive, but I don't like shadow lines and question marks, so I avoid the sensitive tests. Well - it was definitely, completely, unequivocally positive.


Vicki, 45 from Canada writes:
My mother gave birth to me when she was 40 years old. Her mother gave birth to her when she was 45 years old and went on to have two other children while tending to a homestead in the wilderness....I fully intend to become a mother [at this age] too.


Angela, 46 from Houston Texas writes:
I have been married to my wonderful husband Spryro for 3 years. We are both Greek descendants. I have a 20 year old daughter Alexandria from a previous marriage. I am currently 38 weeks along & this is truly a miracle. I have severe endometriosis and hypothyroidism. The likelihood of conception was less than 1%. In October 2002 I stopped taking the pill because it was making me so sick. In July of 2003 I went in for my annual mammogram & to my surprise they wouldn't do it because I hadn't had a period in 6 weeks. The next morning I don't know who fainted first, my husband or myself [when we got the positive test result].
Update: Angela gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Micheal on 24 February 2004 weighing 6 lbs 15 oz.


We recently found out that my great grandmother in Greece born in 1860 had her last child who is still alive, at age 50. [My great grandmother] passed at age 104. How's that for genes?


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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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