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At 46 1/2 years old, I fell pregnant naturally.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, July 25, 2006 | 0 comments

I am 47. ( just turned back in June ) I went to a specialist who drove me to tears, and then we could not take the financial risk involved for the treatment. That was when I was 45. At 46 and a half years old I fell pregnant naturally.


I got pregnant naturally at 2 months short of 46 - and although it didn't work out, the outcome was not age-related. You just have to keep trying until you hit a decent egg!


And as a final encouragement, I will drag up my old great great grandmother, who had my great grandfather when she was 53 years old (way back in 1886).


I was so depressed about TTC that I changed my screen name from "wishmeluck" to "wishUluck", because after 2 years of TTC and because of the fact that I will turn 46 in May, I had given up any hope of becoming pregnant ...

I was very interested in adoption but was also bummed about the fact that my husband didn't want to. Guess what happened? I got a positive pregnancy test this week! Its quite a miracle, and I hope this little one stays with me until the due date in October. - Deb


I turn 46 in June. Just a month younger than you. I just got a BFP today. Remember, I'm the one with the beloved husband that only has one testicle due to cancer, and that one had a varicocele that was repaired. Serum HCGs results tomorrow. I know it's a slim chance to make it to a baby, but we're at least started.


2,487 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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