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I've know women up to 46 having babies & heard of women up to 55

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, July 27, 2006 | 0 comments

I have known women up to 46 having babies on their own, and I have heard of women up to 55. I really believe that having a positive mind set is a good thing for getting pregnant. When I got pregnant at 44 I really had a positive attitude. Sometimes a hard thing to do! - Doreen


I am pregnant right now - yeah!!! I did have a scare last week but scan showed baby at 6 weeks 3 days with a heartbeat of 171. I go again Friday for a follow-up scan to make sure "viability" as they put it (I thought I was a week further but she says I probably ovulated late?). After 4 losses this year I am so hoping.

I know I will get lots of comments due to my age as I did with my last son at 42 - I will turn 44 next month. Even the doctor at my clinic keeps telling me how much greater risk, etc, etc, etc, I am at my "mature" age. So, I am just taking it day to day and so grateful for another opportunity.


Here's a little note of encouragement for those over 40 who are trying. It took me 5 years to conceive this little one after successfully having my daughter at 43. This baby was conceived naturally. I did have an amnio and it was all clear. He was born last week (I'll be 49 in May). Labour was (relatively) easy, I did have an epidural. A week later and I feel like a million bucks. You CAN do it, ladies! Hang in there! - Carol


I am 40 and conceived naturally . My maternal grandmother had her last child at 48 naturally, and my paternal grandmother was 41. Many women conceive without medical intervention. I think RE's have a skewed view because they are only seeing women who need help to get pregnant. I also have a co-worker who is having her first child at 40 without intervention. - Joanne


Chiming in late but -- yes! I didn't do anything special and conceived naturally at 39, at 41 and at 44. All I needed was oral progesterone during early pregnancy. All three of my midlife babies are healthy and perfect and I had easy pregnancies and deliveries.


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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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