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I am 44 & 8 weeks pregnant with our first child.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, July 20, 2006 | 0 comments


I am 44 and 8 weeks pregnant. This would be our first child. My husband and I have a great support system, as most of our friends have very small children or pregnant - they are in their mid thirties to early forties. I visited a birth centre, and was told by the midwife they get quite a few moms over forty. Apparently it is getting to be pretty common here (we live in Miami).

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I'm pregnant and just turned 44. I'm 8 weeks, and going to get my first US in two weeks.

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ABSTRACT
AIM: Report of a case of successful twin pregnancy following liver transplantation.


PATIENT AND METHOD: A 42-year-old nulliparous-woman was subjected to an orthotopic liver transplantation due to Budd-Chiari syndrome. Sixteen months [age 44y] after the transplantation, an ultrasonography revealed twin pregnancy. Her prenatal course was uneventful, except for mild arterial hypertension. The immunosuppressive agents used during pregnancy were cyclosporine and prednisone.

RESULT: The patient gave birth to two healthy girls at 37 weeks of gestation. The patient's postpartum course was uneventful with normal liver and renal function tests.

CONCLUSION: Following successful pregnancy, women may become pregnant and give birth to normal children, including twins

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My grandmother had her second child at age 44; a great-aunt had her fourth child at 46. Was there hope for me?

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Marisette Hasan, a home health agency nursing administrator, had her first baby at 40 and another at 44. She also suffered two first-trimester miscarriages. “I got married at 39 and was afraid of getting pregnant on my honeymoon,” she said. “My gynaecologist at the time said, ‘Listen, you’re 39; if you get pregnant, it’s OK.”’ Both of her babies were born healthy. “Being pregnant was wonderful,” Hasan said. “No problems.”

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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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