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I am 45 & pregnant with my third

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, June 24, 2006 | 0 comments

I am 45 and pregnant with my third...I had no [prenatal] testing...


According to the National Centre for Health Statistics in the US, women over the age of 45 are ten times more likely to become pregnant with multiples as women in their twenties.


While there are fewer women who get pregnant in their late 40's, it certainly does happen and I know a couple of women who were 49 and they got pregnant. In fact, this past January I got pregnant but miscarried just before my 50th birthday and that was natural conception. My previous pregnancy at 46 happened after two years of TTC & fertility drugs.


Tracey, pregnant at 44:
Protocol: Quit everything except folic acid and low dose aspirin the previous cycle... then [this cycle] started acupuncture & chiropractor again. Used clary sage oil up to [ovulation] & little / no caffeine.


I remember when I was a teenager, my aunt showed me a picture of the woman in the Guinness Book of Records who was the "world's oldest mother" at that time... The woman was 56 when she gave birth to her daughter... My aunt said dryly, "Well I'm sure women have had babies at an older age than that.."

Which really wasn't surprising comment coming from her, she was 63 and still having monthly periods....

Out of curiosity I looked in the current Guinness book and the woman who had the record was 57 years and 120 days when she gave birth to her child, a natural conception. Of course now there are women in the same book who have had babies way over 60, but they used donor eggs.


2,361 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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