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I had triplets when I was 46y

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, July 24, 2006 | 0 comments

I had triplets when I was 46, they are now 7! Its exhausting, financially worrying but they are truly special, I have 2 boys and a girl, I waited over 20 years to have a daughter. After losing my son suddenly in 1994, these children are truly a gift I never thought I would have.


My mum had my brother when she was 44, and he has been a joy and a blessing to them. There is 20 years between me (eldest) and him and it keeps me young, never mind them


When my gran had a baby at 47, she had four teenage kids who absolutely doted on 'the baby', which he still is, even in his early 50s now. Gran said he was her easiest to bring up, because her kids looked after him but were too old to be interested in fighting with him.


I am 45 and currently 40 weeks pregnant. If it is any help, I really have not felt my age has been any handicap (although this will be my first baby) I would fall on the side of encouraging you to go for it.


My gran had a baby at 47. Her youngest was 9 (she was married young, but lost her first husband and child to disease). That little boy became an accomplished pianist and surgeon.


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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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