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She became a mother "accidentally" at 50+.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, May 17, 2006 | 0 comments

In a past issue of O (Oprah) magazine, I read a woman's story and she became a mother "accidentally" at 50+. So, yes, women remain naturally fertile. And wonderful mothers.


When I was first seeing my home birth midwife I asked her if I was one of her oldest clients--because my mother had made a negative comment about me being "too old" to be having a baby at age 38. She started laughing and said I was actually one of her youngest clients, most of the women she saw were over 40 -- with the average age of her home birth mothers being about 44. After I told my mother what my midwife said she never made any more comments


I am 45 and 18 weeks pregnant with my 4th child. My others are 8,13 and 16. I have just finished up all of the major testing (amnio etc) and everything is fine and normal. This baby is very much a surprise and health issues all around are the biggest worry.


I’m now 23, my mother was 44 when she gave birth to me. I liked that my parents were pass the "party stage" and set into life. It does not bother me to have parents that are old enough to be my grandparents.


I am a bit scared but my grandmother didn’t have her first till she was 42 and her second at 45 (in the 1930's) so I am not to worried. I know lots of older mums, more worried about coping with new baby again. My new husband wants another one after this! We will see.............


2,170 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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