lists over 8,000 items under the search term "fertility"

At 47, I thought it was menopause, actually I was pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, July 05, 2006 | 0 comments

Actually, I was quite surprised to find out earlier this year that what I thought was menopause was actually a pregnancy. I am 47. Unfortunately, I miscarried. The good news from this pregnancy is that I became pregnant. The children I had in my 20's were all conceived with 200 mg of Clomid after months of trying. And now here I am older, but more fertile!

After doing quite a bit of research over the last few months, I learned that it is not abnormal at all to conceive in your 40's and go into menopause in your late 50's to 60's. But honestly, I too had bought into the hype that women entering their 50's are not fertile. As our society lives longer, why wouldn't we retain fertility to an older age. I feel young and my body acts like I am! Although I am a bit creaky in the morning!


I'm 46, DH is 52 (almost 53) [children] age 5.5 yrs and...age 23 months


You are so right that most women over 40 do conceive naturally. By far! ---Velveteen


About conceiving naturally over 40 -- you know as I have posted before, 3 of my children I conceived in my 40's.... When I had done anything other than natural - I did not conceive. --- Caren


I have a friend who is days away from her first child - a little girl. My friend is 45 (weeks away from 46) There is hope for us....

2,417 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.

Find Catherine on Facebook - Follow me on Twitter


Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

NOTE: Comments are moderated - just to stop the spambots - and so may take up to a few hours to be approved.

Catherine reserves the right to review, edit, refuse or delete any comment.

Popular Posts