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U/S tech had "tons" of older mothers in, even a 58 year old.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, May 31, 2006 | 0 comments


I went in for an ultrasound today and the technician who was 40 was saying that she was thinking of having another baby. She said she had "tons" of older mothers in and that she had a 58 year old coming in. I said, "Oh, through fertility treatments?" and she said that it was natural.

She then mentioned that she also was working with a 54 year old women who conceived twins with reproductive assistance, I just couldn't wait to post! I love stories like that!

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They had their first child when she was 38, the second at 40 and the last at 46, all born at home.

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There was a 51 year old grandmother who recently gave birth at a hospital in the area to twin girls. She did take fertility drugs -- for her husband who is in his mid 30's, these are his first children. The babies were born by Cesearean but she carried to 38 weeks and they were each over 5 lbs.

Mom and the babies are doing great! The story was very positive too--implying we will be seeing more and more midlife mommies in the near future.


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During the fifth decade of life, many women are lulled into a false sense of security, thinking that they are no longer fertile because they are so close to menopause. Although fertility declines, pregnancy can still occur, as demonstrated by a relatively high rate of unintended pregnancies in women aged 40-44 years. In fact, the number of unintended pregnancies in this age group has increased over the past decade (Henshaw, 1998), which underscores the need for continued contraceptive practice in heterosexual couples.

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Harvard Medical School research (New York Times 3-11-2004) has found startling new evidence that the ovaries may be replenished with new eggs throughout a female's reproductive career. Dr. Roger G. Gosden states: "The ability to make more eggs would be a revolution in women's health."

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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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