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My Mom & Grandma pregnant at the same time

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 02, 2006 | 0 comments

My Mom and my Grandma were pregnant at the same time. I have an uncle, and I am 4 months older than him. This was very common in our big extended family. I imagine because there was no birth-control. I never saw to many problems with older Moms, it seemed natural to me.


In the UK, we have a TV show called 'The Kumars at No 42'. One of the actresses in that - Meera Syal - has recently announced her pregnancy at the age of 44. All natural as far as I know.


Our neighbour has a colleague at work who is pregnant for the second time at 49. The first, she had at 47. We recently ran into a couple who had conceived for the first time without help when she was 46.


There are many women who have babies at our age and older. My new wonderful doc at Kaiser Oakland has shown me pictures on her wall of women up to 51 years, holding their new babies! She says that she can really not do much for me, (they don't do IVF which I don't want anyway, I'm going for IUI..) but has highly recommended acupuncture and claims that most of her success stories came from women who did "alternative" treatments. I suggest that if you have a negative doc, just keep looking until you find a positive one. They are hard to find, but they are out there.


My best friend just emailed me a picture of an acquaintance of hers who just delivered her son at 48 - got pregnant at 48, so she may be 49 by now. I emailed her, and am hoping for a response so keep on going. I am newly 49 and not quitting.

Also read posts that I stated women getting pregnant in Honduras up to 60, and my acupuncturist just told me of cases into their 70's!!!Yikes, that is too much, but you get my drift. She believes it is Tai Chi and Qi Gong and diet changes for the Chinese and I am waiting for feedback on the Hondurans, as I know the hubby of the gal who said this and he is from Honduras. Do not give up!!


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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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