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Gave birth at 46 to healthy baby boy

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, July 04, 2006 | 0 comments

Yes... it happened to me... gave birth at 46 to healthy baby boy ... who is now 4. I used fertility drugs but it DID happen and trust me, I was at the point where I was ready to stop trying!! ~ Pat


Saw my OB on Friday. I asked him if I was the oldest "gal" he has had as a patient who is TTC. He said "nope, my record is 48 year old, and she gave birth to healthy twins!" Of course I asked, did she use any type of fertility? He said, "no, all natural".


My (retired) OB told me last year that he had had 45, 46 and 47 year old patients give birth to healthy babies through natural conception and also patients (45, 46 and 47 year old, own eggs) give birth to healthy babies with assistance of fertility... So it can be done! And not only over 40, but 45 and over!!


Anyway the pharmacist and I were talking and having a little laugh about my 23 year old and my six year old, when she said: "well you know these days we're just so much more healthy and fit than we were years ago, recently an old school friend of mine had her first baby at 48 and followed by another one at 51!"


Last Tuesday I got a pregnant on a Clearblue digital but since I am prone to chemicals I didn't dare post my BFP.. But I made it to another week still with symptoms so at 44, I am preggo....I think it was the Homeopathic regimen I started in July and Vitex... along with the regular vitamins ..folic acid, E etc.. So please add me to your list! Trish


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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 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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